Janice Fukakusa, Royal Bank of Canada
Janice Fukakusa is RBC's chief administrative officer and chief financial officer. As a member of RBC's Group Executive, she is one of eight executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. In addition, she chairs the Group Operating Committee, responsible for enabling the integration of governance and overseeing the day-to-day functional, operating and technology activities across RBC.
Prior to her current role, Fukakusa was executive vice president, finance. Her various roles and responsibilities included vice president, portfolio management, senior vice president, multinational banking, chief internal auditor, and executive vice president, specialized services, RBC Banking. Since joining RBC in 1985, she has held positions in retail and business banking, corporate banking, account management, corporate finance, treasury, strategic development and corporate functions.
Fukakusa is a director of various RBC subsidiaries, including RBC Europe Limited, and Symcor. She serves on a number of professional and charitable organizations including Wellspring Cancer Support, Princess Margaret Hospital, Ryerson University and Schulich School of Business. In addition, Fukakusa has earned the designation of FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and in 2007 she was inducted into Canada's Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining the bank, Fukakusa worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she obtained the professional designations of chartered accountant and chartered business valuator.
Fukakusa obtained her Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto and holds a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business.