TORONTO, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Gerry McCaughey, President and CEO of
CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM), today said that Chief Operating Officer,
Richard Nesbitt, has announced his intention to retire effective
"Over the past six years, we have built considerable momentum, achieved
many accomplishments on behalf of our clients and delivered significant
value to our stakeholders," said Mr. Nesbitt. "I am proud of the strong
foundations that are now in place and grateful to have had the
opportunity to work with so many talented people across the
"Richard has made significant contributions to CIBC, and the financial
services industry as a whole, over the span of his exceptional career,"
said Mr. McCaughey. "I, and the Board of Directors, respect Richard's
decision and appreciate his commitment to ensure a smooth transition to
new leadership in his areas of responsibility. In the meantime, he will
continue to be a key member of the executive team focused on building
further momentum in our business and increased focus on our clients."
Mr. Nesbitt joined CIBC in 2008, following his more than 27 years of
experience in the securities industry. In this role, Mr. Nesbitt is
responsible for the global operations of Wholesale Banking, Technology
and Operations, Strategy and Corporate Development, CIBC's
International Operations, including CIBC FirstCaribbean International
Bank, and Treasury.
Mr. Nesbitt holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London
School of Economics and Political Science, an MBA from the University
of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and a B.A. (Honours) in
Business Administration from The University of Western Ontario, Richard
Ivey School of Business.
From 2004 to 2008 he was Chief Executive Officer of TSX Group having
joined TSX as President of TSX Markets in 2001. Prior to joining the
company in 2001, Mr. Nesbitt served as President and Chief Operating
Officer of BayStreetDirect Inc., an Internet based investment dealer.
Before that Mr. Nesbitt was President and Chief Executive Officer of
HSBC Securities Canada for three years, after having worked for 10
years at CIBC Wood Gundy.
Mr. Nesbitt is an Advisory Committee member on the Women in Capital
Markets Advisory Council, Chair of the Finance Committee for Pan Am
Games 2015, Member of the Rotman School of Management - Financial
Services Advisory Board and a member of the SickKids Foundation Board
of Directors and the London School of Economics, North American
Advisory Board and the Major Individual Gift Committee Chair of the
2013 GTA United Way Campaign.
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
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