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Urbino Luna

Describe the role you play professionally:

I lead global technology transformations within the Bank of Nova Scotia

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

Scotiabank has a significant presence in Latin America; the biggest challenge of my work is how to transform the bank as a “Real Global Organization” where there are substantial differences in cultures and other external components

What is your biggest professional accomplishment?

Led the M&A efforts of 10 banks around the world.

Why did you decide to do an EMBA?

I have made most of my career in the banking industry, so I was looking to be exposed to different sectors/industries  that could allow me to expand my view and my perspective while I continue evolving new capabilities as a leader 

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned at Ivey?

My most immense learn is that there is another way to think, to analyze, to execute and to become a better leader regardless of your background or your previous experience

What’s been the most surprising aspect of the Executive MBA journey to date?

How I got connected with my classmates, we are a real family, and we support each other in the professional and personal aspects

What books are on your bedside table right now?

  • The goal and Predictably irrational by Dan Ariely

How do you manage stress (i.e. sports, exercise, meditation etc)?

Eating ice-cream (makes me happy) 😊

Industry: Financial Services

Urbino Luna

Urbino Luna


Toronto, Canada