Michael Zerbs

Chief Technology Officer, Scotiabank

As Chief Technology Officer at Scotiabank, Michael has responsibility for the advancement of Scotiabank’s overall technology strategy while planning jointly with the digital strategy. His mandate includes overall responsibility for Information Technology & Solutions (IT&S), globally.

Before joining Scotiabank in 2014 as Senior Vice President & Head, Risk Management Information Technology, Michael held senior positions in IT, including President and Chief Operating Officer at Algorithmics and Vice President, Risk Analytics at IBM. Prior to his current role, Michael was Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Information Technology, Enterprise Technology, and in this role was instrumental in building the digital blueprint and launching the Digital Factory.

Michael holds a Master of Science in Social and Economic Sciences in Commerce, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and on the Advisory Board of the Creative Destruction Lab through the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Michael is married and has three children.