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