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WCM Ontario Presents: Lunch and Learn with Michelle Khalili

Thursday, May 2nd 2024
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Join us for an intimate lunch conversation with Michelle Khalili, Managing Director & Global Head, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance Advisory, Scotiabank, Global Banking and Markets. Michelle will share insights into her career, lessons learned along the way, and advice to the next generation. This conversation will be moderated by Alexandra Schroder, Director of Commercial Foreign Exchange Sales & Derivatives Product Group at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.

Lunch is provided in the ticket price. This event is an WCM member- only event.

This event is organized by the Ontario Steering Committee. To learn more about the Steering Committees click here.

Speaker

Michelle Khalili

Managing Director and Global Head, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance Advisory at Scotiabank

Ms. Khalili is Managing Director and Global Head, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance Advisory at Scotiabank. She leads a team of equity professionals providing origination and execution of equity and equity linked transactions in Canada, the United States and Latin America. Ms. Khalili also leads a multidisciplinary team that provides advisory services on capital structure, capital allocation, as well as ratings services. Ms. Khalili is the Executive Lead for The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets and is a member of the Enterprise Steering Committee.

Ms. Khalili has over 20 years’ experience, holding diverse and progressively senior roles in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ms. Khalili was on the Private Capital Investment Banking team at CIBC, leading natural resource coverage of pension funds, private equity and sovereign wealth funds. She also spent four years at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets – Canada. In addition, Ms. Khalili spent 12 years in the Equity Capital Markets group at CIBC, working on the origination and execution of equity financings in Canada.

Ms. Khalili is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization, the national organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity market places. Ms. Khalili was a member of the Board of Directors for Women’s College Hospital for six years. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Brain Institute, Interim Vice-Chair of the Board and also Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Ms. Khalili is past Chair of the 100 Women in Finance’s Committee in Canada. She also previously served as Vice Chair and Board member of IIROC, and as a member of its Human Resources and Pension Committee.

Ms. Khalili was recognized with an Industry Award for Leadership by Women in Capital Markets, and has received the WCM Executive Coaching and Champions of Change Awards. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Toronto and qualified for the Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

Moderator

Alexandra Schroder

Director, Commercial Foreign Exchange Sales & Derivatives Product Group at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

Alexandra is a Director, Commercial Foreign Exchange Sales & Derivatives Product Group, at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets. In this role, she is responsible for advising clients on hedging strategies to mitigate their foreign exchange exposure, focused on serving clients in the GTA and Atlantic Canada. Alexandra joined Scotiabank in 2014, starting her career in the Capital Markets Banking group, providing credit execution to hedge funds and asset managers across North America. Since then she has held progressively senior roles in the Foreign Exchange & Derivates Product group.

Alexandra serves as a co-Chair for the Women In Capital Markets High School Liaison Committee and is also involved with a number of other educational and charitable organizations. Alexandra is Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

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