Rania Llewellyn
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Laurentian Bank of Canada

Rania Llewellyn was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, on October 30th, 2020. She is the first woman to lead a major bank in Canada.

Ms. Llewellyn is a strategic and innovative leader with more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments, at Scotiabank, where she began her career 26 years ago as a part-time teller. Over the years, she rose through the ranks and held Senior positions at Scotiabank such as Vice President, Multicultural Banking; President & CEO of Roynat Capital; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Growth Strategy; and, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking.

Ms. Llewellyn has distinguished herself as she developed innovative products in retail and business segments. Her focus has always been on improving customer experience, driving growth and shareholder value. In 2018 and 2019, the operations teams she led were recognized for their exceptional customer service by the SMQ Group. In 2019 as well, the teams she was responsible for received the Cash Management & Payments Innovation Award by Aite Group and the Judge’s Choice Award for responsible Innovation in Financial Services at the Annual Canadian FinTech & AI Awards. That same year, she received the Women in Payments Award for Thought Leader from the Women in Payments Association for her outstanding work in modernizing the Canadian payments industry.

Born in Kuwait to an Egyptian father and Jordanian mother, Rania Llewellyn immigrated to Canada from Egypt in 1992 after the Gulf War. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBA and an honorary doctorate from Saint Mary’s University. She is married to Sean Llewellyn is the mother of two wonderful children, Sofia and Zachary.

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