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UPDATED ON: Monday, February 07, 2011


Anatol von Hahn,
Group Head, Canadian Banking

From The Globe and Mail

Scotiabank is pleased to announce the appointment of Anatol von Hahn to the position of Group Head, Canadian Banking. In his new position, Anatol will be responsible for all retail, small business and commercial banking operations in Canada. He reports to President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Waugh.

Anatol joined Scotiabank in 1984, and has worked in various positions in both Domestic and International Banking. In 1987, he became Managing Director and Country Head for Singapore. He moved to Chile in 1990 as Special Advisor to the General Manager and Alternate Director of Banco Sud Americano (now Scotiabank Sud Americano) and in 1995, went to Argentina to oversee the Bank’s operations there. In 2000, he moved to Scotiabank Inverlat in Mexico where he rose to the role of President and CEO of Grupo Scotiabank, Mexico.

In 2007, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Latin America, and returned to Toronto. Most recently, he was Executive Vice-President, Personal and Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for strengthening alignment, collaboration and customer focus among retail, small business and commercial banking in Canada. He graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce, and participated in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Mexican Bankers Association from 2005 to 2007, and currently sits on the Board of the Alma Children’s Education Foundations, and on the Senate for the 48th Highlanders of Canada.

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).


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