CIBC Announces Senior Executive Appointment

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TORONTO,┬áSept. 1, 2020┬á/CNW/ –┬áCIBC┬á(TSX:┬áCM) (NYSE: CM) President and CEO┬áVictor Dodig┬átoday announced an appointment to the bank’s Executive Committee.

Kikelomo (Kike) Lawal – (Picture courtesy – Linkedin – Kikelomo (Kike) Lawal )

Kikelomo (Kike) Lawal has been appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, effective┬áOctober 12, 2020. In this role, Ms. Lawal will be accountable for overseeing the Legal function globally as well as the Corporate Secretary, Ombudsman and Privacy Office functions, and related policies and programs. She will join the bank’s Executive Committee and will report to┬áVictor Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC.

CIBC (CNW Group/CIBC Asset Management Inc.)

Ms. Lawal was most recently the Chief Legal Officer, Ombudsman and Corporate Secretary at Interac Corporation and has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience including legal expertise as both a trial lawyer and a transactional lawyer. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and her Bar admissions include New York State Bar and Law Society of Upper Canada.

Ms. Lawal is also a strong advocate for inclusion, speaking regularly on the importance of inclusion across multiple dimensions, including gender, race/ethnicity and life experience.

“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 ÔÇô to help make our clients’ ambitions a reality,” said Mr. Dodig. “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.”