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The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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The Bank of Nova Scotia

1709 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1W1

Sector(s)Financial Services
Full-time employees90,978

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Brian Johnston Porter A.M.P., B.Com.Pres, CEO & Director2.82M3.69M1958
Mr. Rajagopal ViswanathanGroup Head & CFO1.03M40.82kN/A
Mr. Ignacio DeschampsGroup Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation1.3MN/AN/A
Mr. Daniel Llewellyn ReesGroup Head of Canadian Banking1.3MN/AN/A
Mr. Jake LawrenceCEO and Group Head of Global Banking & Markets1.84MN/AN/A
Dr. Michael Zerbs Ph.D.Group Head of Technology & OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. James A. NeatePres and Group Head of Corp. & Investment BankingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Shawn RoseExec. VP & CTON/AN/AN/A
Mr. Philip Stephen Watson SmithSr. VP of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ian ArellanoExec. VP & Gen. CounselN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2021, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets. The company offers financial advice and solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and insurance to individuals; and business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses, including automotive financing solutions to dealers and their customers. It also provides wealth management advice and solutions, including online brokerage, mobile investment, full-service brokerage, trust, private banking, and private investment counsel services; and retail mutual funds, exchange traded funds, liquid alternative funds, and institutional funds. In addition, the company offers international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers; and lending and transaction, investment banking advisory, and capital markets access services to corporate customers. Further, it provides online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 954 branches and approximately 3,766 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,300 branches and a network of contact and support center internationally. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.

Corporate governance

The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 October 2022 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 3; Board: 4; Shareholder rights: 3; Compensation: 2.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.