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Richard Nesbitt

Richard Nesbitt

Richard Nesbitt

Adjunct Professor & Executive-in-Residence


MSc in Accounting and Finance, the London School of Economics and Political Science
MBA, Rotman School of Management
BA (Honours) in Business Administration, Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business


Richard Nesbitt is CEO of Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, 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 the same University.

In 2017, 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. 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.

Richard was Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce until he retired from that position in September 2014. 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 the Toronto Stock Exchange, having joined TSX as President of TSX Markets in 2001.

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