Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC, and Managing Director and Deputy Chair, CIBC World Markets Inc.
During his 35 year career with CIBC, he has led most areas of Investment and Merchant Banking, culminating in his role as Chairman and CEO of CIBC's Canadian dealer for seven years. He has also been a strategic advisor to many CIBC Wholesale Banking clients.
Since 2005, Mr. Venn has provided leadership to the bank's employment equity and diversity strategy through his ongoing role as CIBC's National Diversity Champion.
He is a director of CIBC Mellon, FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd., and the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd. He also serves on the Foundation Board of Mount Sinai Hospital and is Chair of the Foundation of the United Jewish Federation, sitting on its Board and Executive Committee.
Mr. Venn received a BA Sc. (engineering science) in 1973 at the University of Toronto. He proceeded with a scholarship to complete his MBA at Harvard in 1975.