People: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert H. Pitfield is no longer Group Head of Bank of Nova Scotia effective January 2014. In 1990, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Card Products and Marketing, and the following year, he also took on responsibility for Retail Marketing. In 1996, Mr. Pitfield was appointed Senior Vice-President, International Banking, responsible for the Caribbean and Central America. In 1998, he returned to Retail Products and Marketing as Executive Vice-President. He was appointed Executive Vice-President and Group Head, responsible for Scotiabank's domestic management operations, in 1999. He returned to International Banking and his current position in 2003. Mr. Pitfield holds directorships with several of Scotiabank's subsidiaries and affiliates. He was Chairman of the Finance Division of the United Way in 2001, and is currently a Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation. At the University of Ottawa, Mr. Pitfield serves as a member of the National Campaign Cabinet and the Common Law Campaign Cabinet. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the EDGE Network on the Emerging, Dynamic Global Economies. He was inducted into the Common Law Honour Society in 2006. Mr. Pitfield has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. He earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa, and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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