Richard W. Nesbitt

Richard W. Nesbitt

Chief Executive Officer
Global Risk Institute

Richard Nesbitt is Chief Executive Officer and Global Risk Institute which is building a globally recognized research organization in the management of emerging risks. Richard is also a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, an Adjunct Professor of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mind Brain Behavior Hive at also at the University of Toronto.

Before joining the Global Risk Institute, Richard was Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). He joined CIBC in 2008 following his more than 20 years of experience in the securities industry which included CIBC Wood Gundy from 1987 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008, Richard was Chief Executive Officer of TSX Group, having joined TSX as President of TSX Markets in 2001.

At Rotman School of Management, Richard created and teaches the course: "How Banks Work: Management in a New Regulatory Age". He is also an active public speaker at conferences and events across North America where he presents on the topics of risk management and securities market structure. Richard published a book (with Barbara Annis) titled "Results at the Top" on the issue of men's responsibility for gender diversity to improve their organizations (Wiley 2017).

Richard, who serves on a variety of corporate and community boards, was recognized in 2014 by the organization Women in Capital Marks with its Visionary Award. This honour was bestowed on Richard for work over his career to sponsor gender diverse management teams and boards in order to produce better companies. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service and the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for his work with the school.