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Speaker(s): Richard Nesbitt
Chair: Professor Wouter J. den Haan

Recorded on 3 October 2013 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Richard Nesbitt is chief operating officer, CIBC. In this role, he is responsible for the global operations of Wholesale Banking, Technology and Operations, Strategy and Corporate Development, CIBC's International Operations, including CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, and Treasury.

Mr Nesbitt joined CIBC in 2008 following his more than 20 years of experience in the securities industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was chief executive officer of TSX Group having joined TSX as president of TSX Markets in 2001. Prior to joining the company in 2001, Mr Nesbitt served as president and chief operating officer of BayStreetDirect Inc., an internet based investment dealer. Before that, Mr Nesbitt was president and chief executive officer of HSBC Securities Canada for three years, after having worked for 10 years at CIBC Wood Gundy. He has also worked with Mobil Oil Canada Ltd for five years and spent two years as a lecturer at the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business.

Mr Nesbitt holds a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and a BA (Honours) in Business Administration from The University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business.

Mr Nesbitt is an Advisory Committee member on the Women in Capital Markets Advisory Council, chair of the Finance Committee for Pan Am Games 2015, chair of the Rotman School of Management - Financial Services Advisory Board and a member of the SickKids Foundation Board of Directors and the London School of Economics, North American Advisory Board.

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