Senior Vice President and Chief Accountant, Raj Viswanathan, Named Acting CFO
TORONTO, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Scotiabank (TSX: BNS) today announced that Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, Sean McGuckin, will take a leave of absence to attend to an illness in his family. The Board of Directors has appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Accountant, Rajagopal (Raj) Viswanathan as Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
In addition, the Bank announced the following structural changes to the Finance team:
- Charles Emond, currently Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Investment Banking has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Finance reporting to Raj.
- Chadwick Westlake, currently Senior Vice President Structural Cost Transformation & Lean, will become Senior Vice President, Structural Cost Management & Canadian Banking Finance reporting to Raj.
"Our thoughts are with Sean and his family at this time," said Brian Porter, President and CEO at Scotiabank. "During his absence, the Board and Management at Scotiabank have the utmost confidence in Raj Viswanathan to steward the Bank's financial, accounting and reporting needs."
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