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Hon. Navdeep Bains

Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC

The Honourable Navdeep Bains is the Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking for CIBC. He is responsible for strengthening all Capital Markets and Commercial Banking with a particular focus on Innovation, Sustainability, and Industrial sectors. He was one of the longest serving federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, where he introduced the most comprehensive innovation and skills plan for Canada in over three decades. Before entering politics, the Honourable Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, an adjunct lecturer at the Master of Public Service program at the University of Waterloo and worked for several years in accounting and finance for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. He holds a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designation a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor and has a Bachelor of Commerce from York University.