Shawn Beber is responsible for CIBC’s Legal function globally, as well as Corporate Development, Corporate Secretary, Privacy, the Ombudsman’s Office, and CIBC FirstCaribbean. Mr. Beber is also responsible for the bank’s whistleblower function.
Previously, Mr. Beber was Managing Director and Head, 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, Mr. Beber was Senior Vice-President, Strategy & 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. Mr. Beber joined CIBC in 2002 in the bank’s Legal Division. He began his career practicing corporate law at a leading Toronto law firm.
Mr. Beber 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 Upper Canada.