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The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO)

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The Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of Nova Scotia Building
1709 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1W1

Sector(s)Financial Services
Full Time Employees90,833

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Brian Johnston Porter A.M.P., B.Com.Pres, CEO & Director3.45MN/A1958
Mr. Rajagopal ViswanathanGroup Head & CFO1.32M8.47kN/A
Mr. Ignacio DeschampsGroup Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation1.77MN/AN/A
Mr. Daniel Llewellyn ReesGroup Head of Canadian Banking1.61M75.78kN/A
Mr. Jake LawrenceCEO & Group Head - Global Banking and Markets1.55MN/AN/A
Ms. Tracy BryanExec. VP of Global OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. James A. NeatePres & Group Head of Corp. and Investment BankingN/AN/AN/A
Dr. Michael ZerbsGroup Head of Technology & OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Philip Stephen Watson SmithSr. VP of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ian ArellanoExec. VP & Gen. CounselN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2020 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in CAD.


The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally. It operates through Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Wealth Management segments. The company offers financial advice and solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and insurance to individuals; and business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small businesses and commercial customers, including automotive financing solutions to dealers and their customers. It also provides wealth management advice and solutions, including online brokerage, mobile investment, full-service brokerage, trust, private banking, and private investment counsel services; and retail mutual funds, exchange traded funds, liquid alternative funds, and institutional funds. In addition, the company offers international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers; and lending and transaction, investment banking advisory, and capital markets access services to corporate customers. Further, it provides Internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 952 branches and approximately 3,540 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,400 branches, 5,200 ATMs, and 22 contact centers internationally. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.

Corporate Governance

The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of September 26, 2021 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 3; Compensation: 2.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.