George Lewis

2018 Global Journalism Fellow


George Lewis enjoyed a 30-year career with RBC, Canada’s largest financial institution and most valuable public company. He started as an investment banker in 1986 with RBC Capital Markets, became a top-rated equity analyst covering utilities, pipelines, and telecom companies, and led the segment’s Research and Institutional Equity Sales and Trading businesses before moving to RBC Wealth Management in 2000. He led the segment’s Global Asset Management business for eight years, which became the largest asset manager in Canada. He also led the product businesses within the RBC Banking segment from 2004 until his appointment to RBC’s Group Executive (Management Board) in 2007 as Group Head of Wealth Management, adding responsibility for RBC Insurance in 2012. Lewis earned a MBA degree with distinction from Harvard University, and a B.Comm degree with high distinction from Trinity College (University of Toronto). He obtained the professional designation of Chartered Accountant while working with Arthur Andersen & Co., and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in 2013. Lewis currently serves on the boards of Ontario Power Generation, Enbridge Income Fund Holdings (TSX), the Canadian Film Centre, and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation, and previously, on the boards of Operation Springboard, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Holland Bloorview Foundation, and the campaign cabinet for the United Way of Greater Toronto. Lewis is the Colonel Commandant (Hon.) of the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Deputy Warden at Christ Church Deer Park in Toronto.

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