Richard Nesbitt

Richard Nesbitt

Term: February 28, 2018 to February 27, 2020

Richard Nesbitt is a senior executive and respected scholar with extensive experience in financial services and securities. He is currently CEO of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services. Richard was Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce until he retired from that position in September 2014. He joined CIBC in 2008 following his more than 20 years of experience in the securities industry which included CIBC Wood Gundy from 1987 to 1997.

Mr. Nesbitt is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, an Adjunct Professor of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Mind Brain Behavior Hive at the same University.

Mr. Nesbitt is the co-author of “Results at the Top,” a book on the issue of men’s responsibility for gender diversity to improve their organizations (Wiley 2017). He serves on a variety of corporate and community boards and was recognized with the Women in Capital Marks Visionary Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the University of Toronto Arbor Award.