Sonia A. Baxendale
Audit, Risk and Investment Committee
Sonia Baxendale was most recently the President, CIBC Retail Markets.
led the Retail and Wealth Management businesses from 2005 to 2011.
From 1992 to 2011 Sonia played a key role in developing strategy and direction for CIBC and held various leadership roles including Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC Wealth Management, Executive Vice-President, Asset Management, Card Products and Collections, and Executive Vice-President of Global Private Banking & Investment Management Services.
Prior to joining CIBC, Sonia held various positions with American Express Canada and Saatchi & Saatchi.
was named one of the "Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada" for three years in a row and then joined the ranks of the Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2000 she
was recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40.
She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
Sonia is currently on the Board of the Hospital for Sick Kids, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), the Toronto French School (TFS) and Frontier College.
has previously served on a number of other corporate and not for profit Boards.
is married with three children.