President and Chief Executive Officer
Rania Llewellyn was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada on October 30th, 2020. She is the first woman to lead a major chartered bank in Canada.
With more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, Ms. Llewellyn previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments at Scotiabank, where she began her career as a part-time teller. Over the years, she rose through the ranks and held a variety of progressively senior positions at Scotiabank such as Vice President, Multicultural Banking; President & CEO of Roynat Capital; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Growth Strategy; and Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking.
Her focus on improving customer experience, driving growth and shareholder value has earned her recognition and several industry awards.
Born in Kuwait to an Egyptian father and Jordanian mother, Ms. Llewellyn immigrated to Canada from Egypt in 1992 after the Gulf War. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBA and an honorary doctorate from Saint Mary’s University.