Canadian Imperial Bank appoints Nigerian legal professional to senior executive role
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September 4, 20201.3K views0 comments
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), a leading North American financial institution, has appointed a Nigerian-born Kikelomo Lawal, to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer, Victor Dodig, the bank’s chief executive officer, announced earlier this month.
A statement seen by Business A.M., said in her role, Lawal will be accountable for overseeing the global legal function as well as the corporate secretary, ombudsman and privacy office functions, and related policies and programmes. The bank CEO also revealed that she will join the bank’s executive committee and will report to the president and CEO,Victor Dodig.
“Kike is a proven leader and she will play a key role as we continue to build a relationship-oriented bank for a modern world and live our purpose – to help make our clients’ ambitions a reality. She is an accomplished legal professional with strong business acumen who brings a strategic approach to the position. We look forward to having Kike join our leadership team and adding her expertise, experience and perspective to our bank,” Dodig said.
Meanwhile, Lawal, described as a strong advocate for inclusion, who spoke regularly on its importance across different dimensions, was most recently, the ombudsman and corporate secretary at Interac Corporation, with an experience of over 20 years of progressive leadership including legal expertise both as a trial lawyer and as a transactional lawyer.
Lawal’s appointment into office is expected to become effective from October 12, 2020
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