Personal and Business Banking
Laura Dottori-Attanasio is Element’s President and will become President & Chief Executive Officer on May 10, 2023.
Laura brings a wealth of experience from more than 30 years in the finance sector. Prior to Element, Laura was Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Personal and Business Banking at CIBC. Under her leadership, the bank received the highest rank in overall client satisfaction for online banking among Canada’s Big Five banks in 2022, according to J.D. Power. During her tenure at CIBC, Laura also held numerous senior executive positions including Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director & Global Head of Corporate Banking. Before joining CIBC, Laura held progressively senior roles at National Bank of Canada in corporate banking, credit, capital markets and risk.
A continuous learner with an entrepreneurial mind-set, Laura leads by example through collaboration, empowerment, transparency, and her commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Laura is a member of the Board of the C.D. Howe Institute, a Board of Trustees member at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and a member of the Board Selection Committee for The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons “A Seat at the Table”. Laura is also Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and a member of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Western University and is fully bilingual in English and French.