Rod Bolger, RBC

Rod Bolger, RBC
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Rod Bolger, RBC

As chief financial officer, Rod Bolger is responsible for finance, taxation and performance management and investor relations, corporate treasury, enterprise services and the law group. As a member of RBC's group executive, he is one of nine executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. In addition, Rod chairs group operating committee, responsible for enabling the integration of governance and overseeing the day to day functional, operating and technology activities across RBC. He also chairs RBC's asset-liability committee.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Bolger was executive vice president finance and controller for RBC and was responsible for all external, board and management reporting, accounting policy, performance management, financial management systems and finance operational risk. In addition, Rod had finance responsibility for wealth management, insurance and investor and treasury services.

In 2011, Mr. Bolger joined RBC bringing with him significant financial services experience from Bank of America and Citigroup. At Bank of America, he served as the CFO for global technology and operations, global corporate bank, global product solutions and premier banking and investments. At Citigroup, he was responsible for CFO and controllership functions for the domestic retail bank, and corporate accounting policy for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, globally. Prior to that, he spent over a decade with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the U.S. and the U.K.

Mr. Bolger serves as vice chair of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, a multi-service not-for-profit agency that offers a wide range of supportive programs and services to several Toronto communities. He was a member of the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force established by the Financial Stability Board in Basel.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in Accounting. He also earned a M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York City. He is married with three children and lives in Toronto, Canada.