Board of Director's Bio

Jude Shawera,
Director, Asset Securitization, Corporate Treasury
Royal Bank of Canada

Jude Shawera, as Director, Asset Securitization, Corporate Treasury, Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the structuring and execution of the securitization of the bank’s own assets. He also works on various projects including recently leading Corporate Treasury’s LIBOR transition. Jude has over 20 years of treasury experience including over 15 years in asset securitization. In his current assignment, the focus is on the bank’s mortgage and credit card securitization programs. Jude has prior experience in both public and private auto loan, auto lease, and dealer floorplan securitizations while responsible for the Canadian securitization programs of Ally Credit Canada Limited, formerly GMAC of Canada, Limited. Jude has been active in multiple industry working groups and is currently serving as chair of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuer Association (MBSIA).

Salim Hemani,
SVP Treasury and Capital Markets
Peoples’ Group of Companies

Salim Hemani is the SVP Treasury and Capital Markets for Peoples Group and its subsidiaries. An MBA and a CFA, Salim has been with Peoples since mid-2018 and is responsible for all funding, hedging and capital market activities of Peoples. Prior to Peoples, Salim was with Macquarie Canada for 10 years in their treasury.

Avish Buck,
Chief Operating Officer, Residential Lending
MCAN Mortgage Corporation

Avish Buck is the Chief Operating Officer of MCAN Financial group and President of MCAN Home. He is responsible for the strategic direction of MCAN’s Residential Mortgage Business, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, and Corporate Strategic Initiatives. Avish has held various senior positions and responsibilities including the oversight of Sales, Underwriting, Risk Management, Mortgage Servicing, Subservicing, Default Management Mortgage Investigations, Financial Reporting, Investor relations and Audit. Mr. Buck is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), has an MBA from Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Agnes Vara (Varatinskaite)
CFA | Director,
Term Funding & Capital Management Scotiabank

Agnes is a Director, Term Funding and Capital Management in Group Treasury, Scotiabank where she is responsible for term wholesale funding management including senior unsecured, securitization and capital. Agnes is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in the financial industry. She began her career on the buyside management of alternative investments including private equity and hedge funds, transitioning to a bank treasury role in 2015. In 2018, she joined her current group with oversight over Covered Bonds, CMBs and term Asset Backed Securities, later expanding her role to include senior unsecured and capital funding. She also oversees Scotiabank’s sustainable bond issuances and is involved in other ESG-related projects at the Bank.

Mark Hall
Director of Treasury
Alterna Savings and Alterna Bank

Mark Hall is the Director of Treasury for both Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited and CS Alterna Bank. In his role, he is responsible for all activities related to mortgage funding and securitization programs. He is also responsible for overseeing the Treasury groups in managing liquidity and other Treasury related risks. Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Kyle Howard
Director, Securitization
Community Trust Company

Kyle Howard is the Director of Securitization for Community Trust Company, where he has worked since 2015, holding various positions across Risk Management, Treasury, and Securitization. In his current role, he is responsible for all wholesale funding and mortgage trading programs. Kyle holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Brock University, a Financial Risk Managers designation, and is a CFA charterholder.

Jacquie Hughes
Director, Securitization Accounting
Manulife Bank of Canada

In her current role, Jacquie is accountable for optimizing all aspects of financial performance, pricing and portfolio management across Manulife Bank’s suite of lending and deposit products. Prior to this, Jacquie was in the Bank’s securitization group, where she was responsible for the execution of the Bank’s private and public securitization programs. Jacquie holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Charles Le
Director, Securitization
ATB Financial

Securitization Director at ATB Financial Residing in Calgary, Alberta, Charles is responsible for managing ATB Financial's securitization strategy and operations. Off duty, he's a fan of all outdoor activities and creative design.

Philippe-Olivier Gibouleau
Vice-President and Head of Securitization, Corporate Treasury
Laurentian Bank of Canada

Philippe-Olivier Gibouleau is Head of Securitization at Laurentian Bank, and he is responsible for the management and the oversight of all securitization activities. He has been at Laurentian Bank for the last 13 years holding different roles of increasing seniority covering Treasury, Liquidity, Capital, and the management of Structural Interest Rate. Philippe-Oliver holds a BA from the University HEC MontrĂ©al and a Master ‘s in Science in Finance from the University of Sherbrooke. He also holds dual designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Financial Risk Management (FRM).

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