Robert H. Pitfield

Interim Chairperson of the Board at Business Development Bank of Canada

Robert H. Pitfield

Robert H. Pitfield

Interim Chairperson of the Board at Business Development Bank of Canada

Biography

Robert H. Pitfield is on the board of Business Development Bank of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum and BDC Capital, Inc. and Member of The Law Society of Upper Canada and Member of the University of Ottawa. In his past career Mr. Pitfield occupied the position of Chief Risk Officer & Group Head at The Bank of Nova Scotia Non-Executive Chairman at Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd. and Chairman for Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (both are subsidiaries of The Bank of Nova Scotia) and Chairman-Finance Division at United Way of Canada. Robert H. Pitfield received an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a graduate degree from the University of Ottawa.

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Number of Awards

1

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President & Chief Executive Officer at BDC Venture Capital

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Corporate Director at Business Development Bank of Canada

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Senior Vice President, Toronto Region at The Bank of Nova Scotia

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Former Group Head, Global Human Resources & Communications at The Bank of Nova Scotia

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Former Chief Environmental Officer at PanCanadian Energy Corp.

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Co-Founder at EdgeStone Capital Partners, Inc.

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Managing Director at Optrust Private Equity

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Chief People Officer at Thomson Reuters Corporation

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Founder at Avingco

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Ekagrata, Inc.

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Robert H. Pitfield
Interim Chairperson of the Board at Business Development Bank of Canada
Education
Bachelor of Arts, with Honours
Memberships
Member
Current

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is responsible for the self-regulation of lawyers and paralegals in the Canadian province of Ontario. Founded in 1797, it is known in French as "Le Barreau du Haut-Canada". The motto of the Society is "Let Right Prevail". On its website, the Law Society states it "has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

Career History
Interim Chairperson of the Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

Business Development Bank of Canada provides commercial banking services. It offers business loans and consulting services to help Canadian businesses grow, both at home and abroad. The firm also offers a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital through its subsidiaries. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Chairman of Finance Division
2001 - Prior

United Way of Canada provides leadership, guidance and support services. It works locally to raise funds and invest in improving lives in its community. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

Group Head, Chief Risk Officer
1983 - 2013

Bank of Nova Scotia engages in the provision of financial products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking. It operates through the following segments: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Other. The Other segment includes group treasury, smaller operating segments and business line elimination items. The company was founded on March 30, 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1983 - 2010
Member, President's Council
Tenure Unconfirmed
Director
2014 - Current
Investments
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Mobile Klinik Centres Canada Ltd. owns and operates a chain of professional smartphone repair stores. The firm specializes in professional repair and care of smartphones and tablets. It repairs all major brands of smartphones and tablets including Samsung, Nokia, Apple, LG, BlackBerry, HTC, and Huawei. The company was founded by Robert W. Bruce, Kenneth Campbel, Alain Adam and Naaman Zorub in 2015 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Awards & Honors
2006
University of Ottawa - Common Law Honour Society
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

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