Loretta Marcoccia

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Markets

Loretta Marcoccia was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Banking and Markets in November 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Global Banking and Markets, developing and implementing strategy and priority initiatives as well as global wholesale operations, regulatory initiatives, global analytics and financial engineering.

Loretta first joined Scotiabank in 2015 as Managing Director and COO for Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) before taking on the expanded role of Managing Director and COO of Global Capital Markets.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Loretta worked at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch where she held increasingly senior roles and ultimately served as Managing Director and COO. Loretta has 30+ years of financial services experience that span retail banking, human resources, and capital markets, and she has led several large-scale global business and regulatory initiatives.

Loretta graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Specialist in Administration. She is a member of Scotiabank’s Inclusion Council, the Executive Champion of Global Banking and Markets’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Executive Sponsor of The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets. She was a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for Women in Capital Markets.

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Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Curtis Ferrera, a chartered marketer, currently holds the position of SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Since joining Scotiabank in February 2015, Laura has had an integral role in strategic marketing of the brands within her portfolio domestically and abroad, including the launch of Scotia Wealth Management. 

Within the Global Business Banking portfolio, she has been working to create a consistent client promise and brand experience across all business banking units including notably the launch of the Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Laura’s prospecting strategies helped Macquarie Private Wealth double their national network of advisors and she developed a comprehensive suite of marketing support resources and services to assist those advisors to serve clients and build revenues. Laura’s boutique marketing team won top ranking for advisor support among all national independent investment firms in Canada in the Investment Executive Brokerage Report Card in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2014. 

Laura’s marketing interests extend beyond her role at Scotiabank. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian not-for-profit Children’s Aid Foundation and currently a member of the Duke of Edinburgh Board of Governors in Canada.

Pruyn Haskins

Managing Director and Head, Global Equities

Pruyn's responsibilities focus on global equity, which includes Scotiabank’s global presence in institutional equity sales and trading, equity derivatives, prime services and equity research. Since joining Scotiabank in 1998, Pruyn has held progressively senior roles within the capital markets business. He currently chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee within Global Banking and Markets and has previously served as a Director of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Pruyn is currently a board member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, as well as a member of the SickKids Campaign Cabinet.

He holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Janet Segeren

Vice President, Human Resources, Global Banking and Markets

Janet was appointed Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner for Global Banking and Markets in April 2019.  In this role, Janet is accountable for supporting the execution of People related priorities in service of the business strategy within all geographies (Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S), and all areas (Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Global Business Payments, Operations and Corporate Functions.)

A seasoned HR Executive and Scotiabanker, Janet has held a number of roles within HR including Talent Management, Leadership, and most recently was VP, HR Business Partner for Scotiabank’s International Banking and Digital Banking businesses.

Previous to this, Janet spent time covering Marketing, Strategy and Communications portfolios within Scotiabank’s Wealth Management and International Banking businesses.

Janet holds a Masters of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has completed a certificate in Strategic Human Resources Planning at the University of Michigan -Stephen M. Ross School of Business.  She has also participated in Scotiabank’s iLead Executive Program at Duke University.

Chris Manning

Senior Vice President, Global Business Payments

Chris Manning was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Business Payments in November 2020. In this role, Chris is responsible for Scotiabank’s global payments vision and strategy, including the oversight of wholesale deposits and cash management service and sales, trade finance and correspondent banking for business banking customers.

Chris joined Scotiabank in 2007 in our Roynat Capital business, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank. Since that time, he has held progressively senior roles across International Corporate & Commercial Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking and Global Risk Management. Most recently, as Senior Vice President, Canadian Retail and Small Business Risk and Chief Risk Officer, Tangerine, Chris led portfolio risk strategies and adjudication operations for the Bank’s Canadian consumer businesses. 

Chris was appointed Chair of the Board of Junior Achievement Central Ontario in 2020. He holds an MBA from Queen’s School of Business and has participated in the Institute of International Finance’s Future Leaders program.

Paul Scurfield

Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities 

In his role as Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, Paul has global management responsibilities for Trading, Sales & Debt Capital Markets. He was appointed to this position in May 2021.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Paul spent nearly 20 years at a Global Investment Bank in both Toronto and New York.  In that time, he held a variety of leadership positions across Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange & Equities.  He sat on both the Equity and Fixed Income Management Committees.

Paul completed his HBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business which included a stint at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

Michelle Khalili

Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets

Michelle Khalili is Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets at Scotiabank. She leads a team of professionals providing origination and execution of equity and equity linked transactions in Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience, holding diverse and progressively senior roles in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. Prior to Scotiabank, Michelle was on the Private Capital Investment Banking team at a Canadian bank, leading natural resource coverage of pension funds, private equity and sovereign wealth funds. She also spent four years at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets – Canada. In addition, Michelle spent 12 years in the Equity Capital Markets group at a Canadian bank, working on the origination and execution of equity financings in Canada.

Michelle is a member of the Board of Directors for Women’s College Hospital and their Resources Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Brain Institute and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Michelle is past Chair of the 100 Women in Finance’s Committee in Canada. She also served as Vice Chair and Board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and as a member of its Human Resources and Pension Committee.

Michelle was recognized with an Industry Award for Leadership by Women in Capital Markets, and has received the WCM Executive Coaching and Champions of Change Awards. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Toronto and qualified for the Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. Michelle is a member of the Governance Committee for The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets.

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The Scotiabank Women Initiative

Helping women pursue their best professional futures, and supporting the leaders and companies advancing an inclusive mandate.

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Empowering women to be successful, on their terms.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® breaks down barriers to increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future. Across Scotiabank, we offer unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions, bespoke specialized education, and holistic advisory services and mentorship. 

For Global Banking and Markets, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to drive positive change. From emerging leaders to senior executives, we are proud to provide opportunities to help our women clients pursue their best professional futures, and support the leaders and companies advancing an inclusive mandate.

Define your Success 

Your definition of success starts with you. The Scotiabank Women Initiative is your ally to achieve it.

Fireside chat with Rebecca Minkoff

Hear how Rebecca grew her one-person operation into a multi-million dollar global brand by facing challenges fearlessly. 

The Global Banking and Markets program: Three pillars

The program is content-driven, tapping into Scotiabank and our partners' broad resources and deep expertise. 

Advisory

Support women in senior leadership roles on their path to board participation, helping new and experienced board members elevate their effectiveness. Assist corporate clients seeking increased diversity on their boards. Provide access to high-impact, actionable Diversity, Equity & Inclusion insights from our own journey.

Education

Provide relevant resources and forums to help empower and build subject matter expertise. Share knowledge through our Learn, Engage, and Partner (LEAP) Series with industry-specific training, addressing issues, opportunities and trends. 

Innovation

Collaborate with clients to generate ideas and develop innovative strategies and solutions that advance environmental, social and governance initiatives, with a focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  

Knowledge Centre:

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets spoke with Mary Robertson in her new capacity as Advisor to the program’s Advisory Pillar.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative
May 17, 2022
Advisory Spotlight: Mary Robertson

Patrycja Drainville discusses how gender-themed social bonds are a meaningful way for issuers to accelerate progress towards diversity goals.

Sustainable Finance, The Scotiabank Women Initiative
March 25, 2022
Bridging the Gender Gap in the Bond Market
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Meet our executive team behind the movement

Loretta Marcoccia

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Markets

Laura Curtis Ferrera, см

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Pruyn Haskins

Managing Director and Head, Global Equities

Michelle Khalili

Managing Director and Head, ​​Global Equity Capital Markets

Chris Manning

Senior Vice President, Global Business Payments

Paul Scurfield

Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities 

Janet Segeren

Vice President, Human Resources, Global Banking and Markets

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