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The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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45.21+0.44 (+0.98%)
At close: 04:00PM EST
45.55 +0.34 (+0.75%)
After hours: 07:54PM EST

The Bank of Nova Scotia

40 Temperance Street
Toronto, ON M5H 0B4
416 866 6161

Sector(s)Financial Services
IndustryBanks - Diversified
Full-time employees89,483

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. L. Scott ThomsonPresident, CEO & Director236.8kN/A1970
Mr. Rajagopal ViswanathanGroup Head & CFO1.09MN/AN/A
Mr. Jake P. LawrenceCEO and Group Head of Global Banking & Markets2.08M72.92kN/A
Dr. Michael Zerbs Ph.D.Group Head of Technology & OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. James A. NeatePresident and Group Head of Corporate & Investment BankingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. John McCartneyHead of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Ian ArellanoExecutive VP & General CounselN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Nicole FrewExecutive VP & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Meigan TerrySenior VP, Chief Sustainability of Social Impact & Communications OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Barbara F. MasonGroup Head & Chief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2022, 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 through Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets segments. The company offers financial advice and solutions, and banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and insurance to individuals; and retail automotive financing solutions. It also provides business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses. In addition, it 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 alternatives, and institutional funds. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Corporate governance

The Bank of Nova Scotia’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 December 2023 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 3; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 6.

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.