Distinguished Alumni

David Williamson

B. Com. '83
2012 recipient
Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, Retail and Business Banking, CIBC

David began his tenure at CIBC in 2008 as Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. In 2011 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, Retail and Business Banking. His division provides financial advice, products, and services to more than 10 million clients across Canada through a team of 22,000 employees.

Prior to his career at CIBC, David worked throughout Europe, gaining valuable international banking experience. After returning to North America, his impressive professional path led him to such roles as President and CEO of Derlan Industries, Executive Vice President and CFO of Clarica Life Insurance, and President and CEO of Atlas Cold Storage.

David has been a board member of several public and private companies in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Barbados and served as a member of McMaster’s campaign cabinet from 2008 to 2010.


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