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Navdeep Bains

Navdeep Bains

Diversity Award

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The Honourable Navdeep Bains is the Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking for CIBC. He is responsible for strengthening all Capital Markets and Commercial Banking with a particular focus on Innovation, Sustainability,andIndustrial sectors.

He was one of the longest servingfederal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, where he introduced the most comprehensive innovation and skills plan for Canada in over three decades. The Honourable Navdeep Bainswas also the Parliamentary Secretary to former Prime Minister Paul Martin and he held the opposition critic portfolios for Public Works and Government Services,Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business.

Before entering politics, the Honourable Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, an adjunct lecturer at the Master of Public Service program at the University of Waterloo and worked for several years in accounting and finance for the Ford Motor Company of Canada.

He holds a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designationa Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor andhas a Bachelor of Commerce from York University.

He has been a long-time resident of Mississauga, along with his wife and two daughters.