People: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Sirois

59 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Victor Dodig

49 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Glass

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Steve Geist

2014 Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, Wealth Management

Kevin Patterson

2014 Senior Executive Vice President - Technology and Operations

J. David Williamson

2011 Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head - Retail and Business Banking

Brent Belzberg

62 2005 Independent Director

Gary Colter

68 2003 Independent Director

Patrick Daniel

67 2009 Independent Director

Luc Desjardins

61 2009 Independent Director

Gordon Giffin

64 2001 Independent Director

Linda Hasenfratz

47 2004 Independent Director

Kevin Kelly

59 2013 Independent Director

Nicholas Le Pan

62 2008 Independent Director

John Manley

64 2005 Independent Director

Jane Peverett

55 2009 Independent Director

Leslie Rahl

63 2007 Independent Director

Katharine Stevenson

51 2011 Independent Director

Martine Turcotte

53 2013 Independent Director

Ronald Tysoe

60 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Sirois

Mr. Charles Sirois has resigned as Independent Chairman of the Board of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, effective 23 April 2015. Mr. Sirois is Chairman of Telesystem Ltd., a private holding company, of which he is the founder and principal shareholder. Mr. Sirois is also Chairman of Enablis Entrepreneurial Network, a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to drive meaningful economic development by empowering entrepreneurs in the developing world, in partnership with government and the private sector. In addition to the public company noted below, Mr. Sirois is a director of a number of privately held venture capital fund management companies including Tandem Expansion Management Inc. Mr. Sirois holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Université de Sherbrooke and a Masters degree in Finance from Université Laval (Québec City). He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Université du Québec à Montréal, the University of Ottawa, Concordia University, Laval University and École de technologie supérieure.

Victor Dodig

Mr. Victor G. Dodig is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Dodig joined CIBC in 2005 as Executive Vice-President, CIBC Wealth Management. In 2007, he became Executive Vice-President, Retail Distribution, CIBC, where he led the bank’s retail banking distribution and sales teams. He was appointed Group Head, Wealth Management in 2011, taking on responsibility for the bank’s brokerage, private wealth, and asset management businesses in both Canada and the US. Mr. Dodig was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of CIBC's Board of Directors in September 2014. Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Dodig was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in Canada for UBS Global Asset Management. Earlier in his career, he spent five years as Managing Director in Canada, the US and the UK for Merrill Lynch and Company, where he gained international experience, following three years as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company. Mr. Dodig is a past recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM award. He holds an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College). He also holds a Diploma from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris.

Kevin Glass

Mr. Kevin A. Glass is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since March 2011. He joined CIBC in January 2009.

Steve Geist

Mr. Steve Geist is Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, Wealth Management of the Bank. In this role, Mr. Geist assumes leadership for our wealth management franchise in Canada and the U.S. He joined CIBC in 2006, as President and CEO, CIBC Asset Management. Prior to joining CIBC, he was President, Mutual Funds, at a top five bank in Canada. Under Mr. Geist's leadership, CIBC Asset Management has achieved superior growth with record assets of over $100 billion, driven by five consecutive years of net sales records.

Kevin Patterson

Mr. Kevin Patterson is Senior Executive Vice President - Technology and Operations of the Company. In this role, he will expand his current technology and operations responsibilities to include the chief data office of the bank. Mr. Patterson has been with CIBC since 1984, and has held a number of increasingly senior roles in retail, technology and operations, audit and corporate security, control and governance prior to assuming leadership for technology and operations in 2010.

J. David Williamson

Mr. J. David Williamson is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head - Retail and Business Banking of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since March 2011. He was President and CEO of Atlas Cold Storage and CFO of Clarica Life Insurance, has been appointed to CIBC as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 10, 2008. Mr. Williamson, was President and CEO of Atlas Cold Storage from April 2004 to November 2006. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development with Canada Life Financial Corporation from October 2002 to July 2003. Mr. Williamson also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clarica Life Insurance Company from January 2001 to June 2002. Earlier in his career, Mr. Williamson gained a experience of working with banks in Europe, the U.K. and Canada on the measurement and management of risk including a period of time spent working at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel Switzerland. Mr. Williamson is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1983.

Brent Belzberg

Mr. Brent S. Belzberg is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since August 2005. Mr. Belzberg is Senior Managing Partner of Torquest Partners. He has 20 years of executive management experience in finance, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and operations. Mr. Belzberg has served on the board of a number of investee companies and is a director of Tandem Expansion Management Inc. Mr. Belzberg is Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and a member of the Mount Sinai Board of Directors. He is a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and its Executive Committee. Mr. Belzberg holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and a J.D. degree from the University of Toronto.

Gary Colter

Mr. Gary F. Colter is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since 2003. Mr. Colter is President of CRS Inc., a corporate restructuring and strategy management consulting company. Before establishing CRS Inc., Mr. Colter was a long-time member of the senior management team of KPMG Canada. He served as Vice Chairman of KPMG Canada from 2001 to 2002, was Managing Partner of Global Financial Advisory Services, KPMG International from 1998 to 2000 and was Vice Chairman of Financial Advisory Services, KPMG Canada from 1989 to 1998. In addition to the public company directorships listed below, Mr. Colter is a director of Revera Inc., successor to the Retirement Residences Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also a member of its Corporate Governance Committee and Chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Colter holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Patrick Daniel

Mr. Patrick D. Daniel is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since August 2009. Mr. Daniel is past President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge Inc., a position he held from 2001 to 2012. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, he was a senior executive officer of Enbridge Inc. or its predecessor since 1994. In 2011, Mr. Daniel was awarded Canada’s CEO of the Year sponsored by The Caldwell Partners and chosen by an independent National Advisory Board. Mr. Daniel is a member of the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. Mr. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Luc Desjardins

Mr. Luc Desjardins is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since February 2009. Mr. Desjardins is President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Plus Corp., a public company based in Calgary, Alberta that provides energies, natural gas, electricity, oil and propane supply services as well as being a chemical company and construction products distributor. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Desjardins was an equity partner at The Sterling Group, LP. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Desjardins was President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcontinental Inc. In addition to the public company directorship noted below, Mr. Desjardins is a director of Gestion Jourdan SEC. Mr. Desjardins holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Université du Québec à Montréal and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Management Development Program.

Gordon Giffin

Ambassador The Honourable Gordon D. Giffin is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since 2001. Mr. Giffin has been a Senior Partner in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP since 2001. In addition to the public company directorships listed below, Mr. Giffin is Chair of the TransAlta Corporation board and Lead Director at Canadian Natural Resources Limited. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the Board of Trustees for The Carter Center, and on the Board of Advisors of McLarty Global Associates. Mr. Giffin served as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Giffin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York.

Linda Hasenfratz

Ms. Linda S. Hasenfratz is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since May 2004. Ms. Hasenfratz is Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation, a position she has held since 2002. Linamar Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing company of engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. Ms. Hasenfratz supports several not-for-profit entities as Vice Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and member of the Canadian Advisory Board of Catalyst. She is a director of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Vice Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Ms. Hasenfratz is a non-executive director of the French automotive parts firm Faurecia. Ms. Hasenfratz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the same institution.

Kevin Kelly

Mr. Kevin J. Kelly is Independent Director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He was the Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce with effect from April 25, 2013. Mr. Kelly is a Corporate Director with more than 30 years experience in wealth and asset management in Canada and the U.S. He was Lead Director of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) from 2010 to 2012 and Commissioner from 2006 to 2010. Career highlights for Mr. Kelly include holding the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Bimcor, Inc., President of Fidelity Canada and President of Fidelity Brokerage Company in Boston. Mr. Kelly also served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Wellington West Capital Inc. Mr. Kelly is a Past Director and Chair of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (the Fulbright Scholarship Program). Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

Nicholas Le Pan

Mr. Nicholas D. Le Pan is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since February 2008. Mr. Le Pan is a Corporate Director with experience in financial services matters. Mr. Le Pan served as Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada from 2001 to 2006 and as Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada (OSFI) from 2000 to 2001. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Le Pan acted as Deputy Superintendent (Supervision) where his duties included oversight of the supervision programs for banks and other deposit-taking institutions. Mr. Le Pan has been in international and Canadian regulatory coordination efforts, including representation as Chairman of the Basel Accord Implementation Group and Vice Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He is also Chair of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, which oversees auditors of public companies, and Chair of the Independent Review Committee of Brandes Investment Funds. Mr. Le Pan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from Carleton University and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

John Manley

The Honorable John P. Manley has been re-designated as Independent Chairman of the Board of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce., effective 23 April 2015. Mr. Manley is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, which represents the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian corporations, and a director of CAE Inc. and Telus Corporation. Mr. Manley is former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He was first elected to Parliament in 1988 and was re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he served as Minister in the Cabinet portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance. Mr. Manley was Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP from 2004 to 2009. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Mr. Manley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University and a J.D. degree from the University of Ottawa, and has received honourary doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and the universities of Toronto and Western Ontario.

Jane Peverett

Ms. Jane L. Peverett is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since February 2009. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC) from 2005 to 2009 and Chief Financial Officer of BCTC from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining BCTC, Ms. Peverett held senior finance, regulatory and executive roles at Westcoast Energy Inc. Ms. Peverett was with Westcoast Energy Inc. from 1988 to 2003. In 2001, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Gas Limited, a Westcoast Energy company, becoming the first woman president of a natural gas utility in Canada. In addition to the public company directorships listed below, Ms. Peverett is a director and Chair of British Columbia Ferry Authority and a director of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS) and the United Way of Lower Mainland. Ms. Peverett has been in the Stratford Festival, National Ballet School and the CMA Board in British Columbia. Ms. Peverett was named by RaderEnergy as one of the 50 Key Women in Energy on a Global Basis in 2004, she received a PEAK award honouring women’s excellence in the field of finance in 2005, and in 2009 was named one of the Influential Women in Business in Vancouver. Ms. Peverett holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants.

Leslie Rahl

Mrs. Leslie Rahl is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since May 2007. Mrs. Rahl is Founder and Managing Partner of Capital Market Risk Advisors, Inc. (CMRA) of New York, a consulting boutique specializing in risk management, risk governance and complex litigation. Prior to founding CMRA in 1994 and its predecessor firm, Leslie Rahl Associates, in 1991, Mrs. Rahl spent almost 20 years in increasingly senior positions at CitiBank N.A., culminating as Co-Head of Derivatives in North America. She is a director of the International Association of Financial Engineers and the Global Risk Institute, former director of the International Swaps Dealers Association (ISDA) and former trustee of the MIT Investment Management Company. Mrs. Rahl was named among the Top 50 Women in Finance by Euromoney in 1997 and has authored a book on hedge funds and a variety of publications and articles on hedge funds and risk. The second edition of Mrs. Rahl’s book Risk Budgeting: Risk Appetite and Governance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis was published in September 2012 by Risk Books. Mrs. Rahl holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Business Administration from the Sloan School at MIT.

Katharine Stevenson

Ms. Katharine B. Stevenson is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce, since January 2011. Ms. Stevenson is a Corporate Director who serves on a variety of corporate and not-for-profit boards. She is former Treasurer of Nortel Networks Corporation. Ms. Stevenson was with Nortel Networks Corporation from 1995 until 2007 and has 20 years experience as a senior financial executive in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Nortel Networks Corporation, Ms. Stevenson held senior finance roles at J.P. Morgan & Company, Inc. She was with J.P. Morgan from 1984 to 1995. Ms. Stevenson is a Governor and past Chair of The Bishop Strachan School and a Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph. Ms. Stevenson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard University. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors with the designation ICD.D.

Martine Turcotte

Ms. Martine Turcotte is Independent Director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Turcotte is vice-chair, Quebec, of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, responsible for driving the company’s business, government and community investment initiatives across Quebec. Prior to becoming Vice Chair, Ms. Turcotte was Chief Legal Officer of BCE from 1999 and of Bell Canada from 2003 until 2008 and Executive Vice- President and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer of BCE and Bell Canada from 2008 to 2011. She has more than 25 years of strategic, legal and regulatory experience at Bell related companies. In addition to the public company directorships listed below, Ms. Turcotte is a director of Bimcor Inc., the Chambre de Commerce du Montréal Métropolitain and the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Governors of McGill University and Chair of its Human Resources Committee. Ms. Turcotte is Chair of the Board of Théâtre Espace Go Inc. Ms. Turcotte was the first winner of the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2008 and received the title of Advocatus Emeritus from the Quebec Bar Association in 2009 for professional excellence. Ms. Turcotte holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University and a Master in Business Administration from the London Business School.

Ronald Tysoe

Mr. Ronald W. Tysoe is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since 2004. He was a Senior Advisor with Perella Weinberg Partners LP from 2006 to 2007, Vice Chair of Macy’s Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores, Inc.) from 1990 until 2006, and served as Chief Financial Officer of Federated Department Stores, Inc. from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Tysoe is a director of a number of public companies, listed below. Mr. Tysoe holds both a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia.
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