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Executive Biographies

Dave McKay

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC

Katherine Gibson

Interim Chief Financial Officer, RBC

Maria Douvas

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Doug Guzman

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management & Insurance

Graeme Hepworth

Chief Risk Officer

Neil McLaughlin

Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking

Derek Neldner

CEO and Group Head, RBC Capital Markets

Kelly Pereira

Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC

Bruce Ross

Group Head, Technology & Operations

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David McKay

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC

Dave McKay is President and CEO of RBC, Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization. He is reimagining the future of financial services to help RBC’s clients thrive and communities prosper.

An unwavering champion of innovation, big ideas, and creativity, Dave is actively transforming RBC for the future, harnessing the power of transformational technologies to deliver more value to clients through unique partnerships and the best and most personalized experiences possible. In his home market, he is a passionate advocate for Canada’s future prosperity and preparing youth for the future of work. He is also the Chair of RBC’s Diversity Leadership Council.

Dave joined RBC in 1983 as a co-op student in computer programming before moving to the organization’s retail banking arm. He then held progressively senior roles in retail and business banking, group risk management, and corporate banking. He became Group Head of Canadian Banking in 2008. During his tenure leading the division, Dave helped reinvent the bank’s retail operations, introducing new technology that has enabled RBC to adapt and evolve to rapidly-changing consumer demands.

Shortly after being appointed President and CEO in 2014, he led the acquisition of City National Corporation, creating a platform for growth with institutional, corporate and high net worth clients in the U.S.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and an honorary Doctor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an MBA and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and an honorary degree from Toronto Metropolitan University. He is both a member and a Board of Director at the Business Council of Canada, a member of the U.S. Business Council, a Board of Director with the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Bank Policy Institute (BPI). Dave also serves on the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board and is the chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable, which brings together Canada’s top businesses, universities and colleges to find ways to better link workplaces and classrooms.

Among his many business leadership achievements, Dave is a Member of the Order of Ontario, a recipient of the Ivey Business Leader of the Year Award, and was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2022.

Dave is a LinkedIn Influencer. You can follow him here

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