LEWIS, FCA, FCPA, CFA, ICD.D
Group Head, RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance;
Chairman and Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Asset Management
As a member of the RBC Group Executive since February 2007,
George Lewis is one of eight executives responsible for setting
the overall strategic direction of RBC, Canada's largest bank,
specifically responsible for RBC Wealth Management and RBC
As Group Head, RBC Wealth Management and RBC Insurance, Mr.
Lewis leads the RBC businesses that serve the wealth management
needs of affluent and high net worth clients globally, and
units that provide asset management and trust products. These
include RBC Dominion Securities, Canada's leader in wealth
management for affluent and high net worth investors; RBC
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel, Canada's leading
discretionary investment counselling business; RBC Estate
and Trust Services; RBC Wealth Management, U.S., the seventh
largest full-service brokerage firm in the U.S.; RBC wealth
management businesses in the UK and Emerging Markets; Global
Trust, which provides world-class trust solutions in the Channel
Islands and the Caribbean; and RBC Global Asset Management,
which is Canada's largest private-sector asset manager and
mutual fund company and includes Phillips, Hager & North
in Canada and Global Asset Management (U.S.) and BlueBay Asset
Management (U.K.). Mr. Lewis is also chairman of RBC Global
Asset Management Inc., and co-manages the RBC Global Dividend
Growth Fund and RBC International Dividend Growth Fund.
From July 2000 to May 2008, Mr. Lewis was chief executive
officer of RBC Asset Management, which under his leadership
became Canada's largest single mutual fund company (RBC Funds)
and one of Canada's largest asset management firms. He previously
served as head of Wealth Management for the Canadian Personal
and Business Banking segment and head of products for RBC
Banking and RBC Investments. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Lewis
was managing director, head of Institutional Equity with RBC
Capital Markets, responsible for global institutional equity
sales, trading and research. He was previously an investment
banker, a top-rated equity research analyst and director of
Research with RBC Capital Markets.
Mr. Lewis earned a Master of Business Administration degree
with distinction from Harvard University. He obtained the
professional designation of chartered accountant while working
with Arthur Andersen & Co. and a Bachelor of Commerce
degree with high distinction from Trinity College at the University
of Toronto. Mr. Lewis is a CFA charterholder and certified
by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Lewis is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto
Symphony Orchestra and serves on the Board of Directors of
the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.
He is a current member and Past Chair of the Bishop's Company
of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, as well as a Patron and
past member of the Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of
the Audit and Risk Committee of Ontario Power Generation Inc.
Mr. Lewis lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.