Bharat Masrani

Bharat Masrani is a Canadian citizen who is presently the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto-Dominion Bank (also known as TD Bank Group). Masrani was appointed to this role on November 1, 2014.[2]

Bharat Masrani
Born
Uganda
NationalityCanadian
OccupationGroup President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto-Dominion Bank (also known as TD Bank Group)
Known for7th on The Maclean's 2014 Power List: Top 15[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Masrani is of Indian descent and was raised Hindu. He is of Gujarati descent.[3] He was born in Uganda, a country from which his family fled in 1972.[4] Masrani graduated with Honours from York University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies.[5] He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University in 1979.[6] He was awarded an honorary degree from the Schulich School of Business in 2017[7] and an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University in 2018.[8]

Banking careerEdit

Masrani started his banking career in 1987 as a Commercial Lending Trainee at TD.[9] Over the course of three decades, he went on to hold many senior executive roles across the bank, working in four different countries. In 1993, he was appointed Head of Corporate Banking in Canada. Two years later, Masrani relocated to Mumbai, India where he set up TD's first office in that country.[4] In 1999, Masrani moved to London, England to lead TD's discount brokerage business TD Waterhouse in the UK as Senior Vice President.[10]

Masrani returned to Toronto in 2003 as Vice Chair and Chief Risk Officer of TD Bank Group.[11]

When TD expanded into the US with the acquisition of Banknorth in 2006, he moved to Portland as President of TD Banknorth.[2] A year later, Masrani became President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Banknorth. In 2008, TD acquired Commerce Bancorp and integrated TD Banknorth to become TD Bank, N.A.[12] Masrani became Group Head, US Personal and Commercial Banking and CEO of TD Bank, N.A.[13]

When President and CEO W. Edmund Clark announced his upcoming retirement, this led to a succession planning contest between Masrani, Mike Pedersen (Group Head of Wealth, Insurance, and Corporate Office), and Tim Hockey (Group Head of Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, as President and CEO of TD Canada Trust). In July 2013, Masrani was named Chief Operating Officer and CEO-designate of TD, and became President and CEO of TD on November 1, 2014 upon Clark's retirement.[2]

Under his management which has included cutting costs and optimizing their operations, the stock has had a positive upward trend, and has received positive "buy" recommendations from analysts.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Maclean's 2014 Power List Top 15". Maclean's.
  2. ^ a b c "TD Executive Profiles: Bharat Masrani". TD Bank Group.
  3. ^ "Influential Gujaratis around the world". Media India Group.
  4. ^ a b "Meet Bharat Masrani, the little known man taking over TD Bank". The Globe and Mail: Report on Business.
  5. ^ "Executive Profile and Biography: Bharat Masrani". Reuters.
  6. ^ "MBA All-Stars: Bharat Masrani". The Financial Post Magazine. Archived from the original on 2015-03-17.
  7. ^ "Bharat Masrani says diversity is strength at Schulich convocation". York University.
  8. ^ "Honorary Degrees". Archived from the original on 2021-07-25.
  9. ^ "TD Bank CEO Ed Clark to retire; Bharat Masrani takes the helm in November 2014". The Toronto Star.
  10. ^ "Toronto-Dominion picks Bharat Masrani as next CEO". The Globe and Mail.
  11. ^ "Executive Profile and Biography". Bloomberg.
  12. ^ "TD buys Commerce Bankcorp". The Toronto Star.
  13. ^ "TD Bank Group Welcomes Bharat Masrani as New Group President and CEO". TD Bank Group.
  14. ^ Trichur, Rita. "TD Bank Reviewing Costs; More Layoffs Possible". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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