Rita Achrekar

Joined the Board in April 2018.

Senior Vice-President at Scotiabank, responsible for leading the bank’s Compliance transformation program.  She is a global risk & compliance leader with over 25 years of trading and risk management experience. She joined Scotiabank in 2000 and has held progressively senior positions in trading, internal audit, and risk management. Prior to Scotiabank, she held senior roles with American Express Bank and ING Bank in Mumbai, India. 

She is a Certified FRM (Financial Risk Manager), has completed the Advanced Management Program at university of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Mumbai University’s Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, and a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 

Active member of the IIROC Board of Directors since 2015.  She is also a member of IIROC’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

Member: Industry Risk; Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee.