Brian J. Porter
President and CEO

Brian J. Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank, joined Scotiabank in 1981. Over the past three-and-a-half decades, he has held a number of executive roles in Global Banking and Markets, Risk, Treasury and International Banking. In 2012, Brian was appointed President of Scotiabank, and one year later, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. 

Brian contributes his time and expertise to many industry, educational, community, health and arts organizations. He is a board member of the Business Council of Canada, the Council of the Americas and the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he serves as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. In 2017, Brian was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest healthcare and medical research organization. He also served as the Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto 2018 fundraising campaign.

Brian has received honorary doctorates from Dalhousie University and Ryerson University.

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