TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) congratulates Senior Executive Vice-President and
Vice-Chairman, the Hon. Jim Prentice P.C., Q.C., on his election as
leader of the Alberta Conservative Party and appointment as Premier of
Alberta. Mr. Prentice, who has been on a leave of absence from CIBC
since announcing his intent to run for public office, will now formally
leave the bank.
"Over the past three years, Jim was instrumental in enhancing CIBC's
position in the energy and infrastructure business across Canada and
internationally," said Gerry McCaughey, President and CEO of CIBC. "The
success that CIBC has experienced in the build of our energy business
and in the expansion of our infrastructure lending globally is a
comment upon Jim's leadership role at the bank."
During his time at CIBC, Jim served as a member of CIBC's Senior
Executive Team. He also spoke on CIBC's behalf, raising the bank's
profile on many of the public policy issues considered critical to the
economic success of Canada. He also had responsibility for expanding
CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad.
He joined the bank following a successful career as a lawyer, Member of
Parliament and one of the most senior Ministers in the Canadian
Government. He served variously as the Minister of Industry, the
Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and was the Minister responsible for major
pipeline projects. He was also the Co-Chair of the Indian Claims
Commission of Canada from 1993 until 2000.
Mr. Prentice holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta
and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University. He was designated as
a Queen's Counsel in 1992 and a Privy Councillor in 2006.
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range
of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking
network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the
United States and around the world. You can find other news releases
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SOURCE: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
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