James O’Sullivan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial Inc., effective September 14, 2020. James brings his vast experience and proven leadership skills to build upon IGM’s successful business strategy and momentum in the wealth and asset management businesses.
James is a well-respected industry veteran and seasoned financial executive who joins IGM following a 30-year career at Scotiabank, where he most recently had global oversight of the bank’s asset management and wealth management businesses in addition to the bank’s Canadian personal and commercial banking businesses. Over his career at Scotiabank, James also held leadership roles in the Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal & Commercial Banking and Insurance areas of the company.
James holds joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University as well as a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from York University.
He is currently a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Schulich School of Business; Member of the Regimental Senate, 48th Highlanders of Canada; and Member of the Board of Directors for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.