Bloomberg Law
Sept. 2, 2020, 7:25 PMUpdated: Sept. 2, 2020, 10:28 PM

Canadian Bank Hires Diversity, Inclusion Advocate as New CLO (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has recruited Kikelomo “Kike” Lawal to be its chief legal officer.

Lawal will start Oct. 12 at the Toronto-based banking and financial services giant. She spent nearly the past 13 years at Canadian interbank network Interac Corp., where Lawal has held a variety of in-house roles, including serving since 2015 as its legal chief, corporate secretary, and ombudsman.

“Kike is a proven leader and she will play a key role as we continue to build a relationship-oriented bank for a modern world,” said CIBC president and CEO Victor Dodig in a Sept. 1 statement. ...

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