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Christoph Knoess

Chief Administrative & Strategy Officer

As RBC’s Chief Administrative & Strategy Officer, Christoph has responsibility for Enterprise Strategy, Brand, Marketing, Communications, Citizenship, Global Procurement, Corporate Real Estate, and Data Strategy and the Chief Data Office globally. Additionally, he provides leadership and oversight on strategic and transformational initiatives across RBC to modernize and scale important enterprise capabilities including productivity and efficiency, designed to position RBC for the future. Along with other members of RBC’s Group Executive, Christoph is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC.

Christoph is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of experience partnering with leading financial institutions to advise on and execute digital and data strategies and transformations, business and operating model change, technology and operations modernization, and enterprise-wide cost and productivity improvement. Prior to joining RBC, Christoph was a Partner at McKinsey where he led the Core Tech Transformation and Agile Transformation teams; and a Partner at Oliver Wyman where he led the Digital, Technology and Analytics practices globally. A dynamic leader, Christoph has also worked in interim executive roles in Digital, Software Development, Technology Transformation, and Operations for a number of financial institutions, including RBC.

Christoph has been recognized for his work in innovation management and value-chain partnerships, and is a supporter of Parent Child+, a not-for-profit organization fostering early childhood literacy for families living in underserved communities.

Over the course of his career, Christoph has worked with organizations across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia. He holds a joint MBA / MS equivalent degree from the University of Darmstadt in Germany. Christoph is married with one child.


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