Shawn Beber leads the Risk Management function, which encompasses all areas of strategic, market, credit, operational, liquidity and reputational risk, as well as compliance and anti-money laundering.
Previously, Shawn was General Counsel, responsible for CIBC’s Legal function globally, as well as Corporate Development, Corporate Secretary, Privacy, the Ombudsman’s Office (now the ClBC Client Complaint Appeals Office), and CIBC FirstCaribbean. He was also responsible for the bank’s whistleblower function.
Formerly, he was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Capital Markets and provided oversight for all CIBC Capital Markets activities in the U.S. Region, as well as accountability for the strategic vision and growth of the U.S. Capital Markets businesses. He was also a member of the CIBC Capital Markets Management Committee and U.S. Region Executive Committee.
Before that, Shawn was Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development for CIBC responsible for identifying, assessing and executing key transactions, as well as supporting CIBC’s executives across businesses to develop CIBC’s corporate and strategic business unit strategies. He’s also been a member of CIBC’s merchant banking group within CIBC’s Capital Markets line of business where he sourced and executed acquisitions and investments in a broad range of industries. Shawn joined CIBC in 2002 in the bank’s legal division. He began his career practicing corporate law at a leading Toronto law firm.
Shawn is a graduate of the combined Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (JD/MBA) program from the University of Toronto and holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario. He’s a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
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