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Miguel Barrieras - Chief Strategy and Impact Officer at BDC

Miguel Barrieras

Chief Community Banking and Impact Officer

Miguel Barrieras, Chief Community Banking and Impact Officer

Miguel Barrieras was appointed Chief Community Banking and Impact Officer in February 2024. In addition to leading our Impact Program, Continuous Improvement, Sustainability and ESG functions, Miguel also leads our Community Banking team’s efforts to increase our reach and support to underrepresented entrepreneurs. The team does so by exploring innovative financial solutions, including microcredit, as well as broadening our support to entrepreneurs by significantly expanding and strengthening our partnerships that provide capital.

Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial, corporate, and international finance sectors, Miguel’s vast expertise in business transformations and operational improvements also contribute to broadening BDC’s offerings and growth. He works in collaboration with BDC’s digital transformation team to harmonize governance and ensure a consistent approach with other BDC programs.

Before joining BDC, Miguel was a senior partner at Oaklins E. Canada. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking Distribution Network at Scotiabank, where he provided strategic direction and leadership for the commercial banking division―overseeing client coverage across Canada. He also held various senior management positions at HSBC in the UK, Mexico, France, and Canada, including the position of Global Head of Strategy & Planning, Global Commercial Banking.

Miguel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Economics from Université Laval. He completed the Executive Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, as well as the Executive Program at the Helios Executive Institute, in Montréal. He is a Professional Banking Program gold medallist and Fellow at the Institute of Canadian Bankers (ICB), and has held seats on numerous boards, including HSBC subsidiaries and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.

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