Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group
Darryl is Chief Executive Officer of BMO, the 8th largest bank in North America by assets. He chairs the bank’s Executive Committee and serves as a director of BMO Financial Group, as well as its U.S. subsidiary, BMO Financial Corp.
Darryl joined BMO’s investment and corporate banking business in Toronto in 1994 and returned to his hometown in 2006 as Head of Montreal Investment & Corporate Banking for BMO Capital Markets. In 2014, he was named CEO and Group Head, BMO Capital Markets, and in 2016 was appointed BMO’s Chief Operating Officer.
Darryl is a member of the Ottawa-based Business Council of Canada, the Washington, D.C-based The Business Council, the Mayor of Beijing’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council, and The Bank Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing leading banks in the U.S, where he also serves as a director of the board.
A long-standing community builder with strong ties to the United Way, Darryl has volunteered for these organizations in Montréal, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. In 2018 Darryl became Co-Chair of the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity Roundtable, a partnership between BMO and United Way Greater Toronto that brings together business and community leaders to develop approaches to reduce economic disparity in the region.
An advocate for BMO’s efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace, Darryl serves as Chair of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board and is a member of the Catalyst Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee.
Darryl serves as Campaign Cabinet Co-President for the Montréal Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is also Chair of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens and a director of Alpine Canada, the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada.
Darryl holds an Honours Business Administration and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a past recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40® Award.
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