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Robert H. Pitfield

Executive Chairman of the Board, TravelEdge Group - Toronto, Ontario
Robert Pitfield

Robert Pitfield joined the BDC Board of Directors in May 2014.

Mr. Pitfield has extensive knowledge of the banking sector, having spent 30 years in the financial services industry, overseeing international banking, wealth management and risk at Scotiabank.

He is Executive Chairman of the Board of TravelEdge, a privately owned travel company with approximately $1 billion in sales and over $100 million in operating revenues.

Prior to joining TravelEdge he was Group Head, Risk and Chief Risk Officer for Scotiabank.

A former member of the board of Junior Achievement and of HRH Youth Business International, Mr. Pitfield currently sits on the board of Walmart Canada Bank and President’s Circle at the University of Ottawa.

Mr. Pitfield has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a law degree from the University of Ottawa, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Chairperson of the Board Risk Committee, member of the Governance/Nominating Committee and Human Resources Committee.