UPDATED ON: Monday, February 07, 2011
Robert H. Pitfield,
Group Head and Chief Risk Officer
From The Globe and Mail
Scotiabank is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pitfield to the position of Group Head and Chief Risk Officer. In his new position, Rob will be responsible for enterprise-wide risk management. He reports to President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Waugh.
Rob joined the Commercial Banking operations of Scotiabank in 1983. Over the years, he has held progressively more senior positions in Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and International Banking. In 1990, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Card Products and Marketing and, the following year, he also took on responsibility for Retail Marketing.
In 1996, Rob was appointed Senior Vice-President, International Banking, responsible for the Caribbean and Central America. In 1998, he returned to Retail Products and Marketing as Executive Vice-President. He was appointed Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Wealth Management, responsible for Scotiabank's domestic wealth management operations, in 1999. He returned to International Banking as Executive Vice-President in 2003 and, in 2008, was appointed Group Head, International Banking.
Rob holds directorships with several of Scotiabank's subsidiaries and affiliates. He was Chairman of the Finance Division of the United Way in 2001, and also served as a Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation.
At the University of Ottawa, Rob serves as a member of the National Campaign Cabinet, the Common Law Campaign Cabinet and the Presidentís Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the EDGE Network on the Emerging, Dynamic Global Economies. He was inducted into the Common Law Honour Society in 2006.
Rob also serves on the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement International and the Board of HRH Youth Business International.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets above $526 billion (as at October 31, 2010), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS).