Alberta G. Cefis
As Executive Vice‐President & Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB), Alberta G. Cefis is responsible for defining GTB’s vision, strategy and key priorities, and for executing its global mandate. GTB delivers comprehensive banking solutions on a global basis to all clients. Services offered encompass: cash, treasury management, liquidity, and payment services; trade finance; correspondent banking; electronic banking and financial supply chain management. A global specialized salesforce and service team provide client coverage in over 55 countries.
Alberta is a member of Scotiabank’s CEO Executive Management Committee and serves on the Liability Committee, the Deposit Steering Committee, Funds Transfer Pricing Committee, Strategic Alignment Committee, and Advancement of Women Committee. She has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including: retail and business banking, wealth management, risk management, operations and service delivery, marketing, merger management, strategic planning and organizational development.
Alberta graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours degree in Political Science & Italian Literature, and a Master of Business Administration. She was named to The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker (yearly from 2010 to 2012 and 2008), and received The International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award (2010). Alberta was inducted into “The Hall of Fame” of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2007); and, prior to that, was named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women List (yearly from 2003 to 2006) by the Women's Executive Network. She has been involved in a number of boards, industry associations, and community endeavors, including: Opera Atelier, Sunnybrook Cancer Research Centre Campaign, Visa International Board, Visa Canada Association Board, Scotia Mortgage Corporation Board, Chip Executive Council, and the United Nations’ 2006 World Urban Forum. Currently, she is a Member of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board; Director of The Board of the National Theatre School of Canada; and, Director of the Board of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.