Miguel Barrieras was appointed Chief Strategy and Impact Officer (CSIO) of BDC in February 2022.
In this role, Mr. Barrieras leads several multidisciplinary teams, provides strategic direction and leads the implementation of BDC’s future vision and objectives to increase BDC’s reach on the Canadian economy, notably with a renewed and enhanced focus on the environment, underrepresented markets, as well as SME’s growth and productivity.
Drawing on more than 30 years experience in the commercial, corporate, and international finance sector, Mr. Barrieras’ vast experience in business transformations and operational improvements will also contribute to broadening BDC’s offerings and growth, working in collaboration with BDC’s digital transformation team to harmonize governance and ensure a consistent approach with other BDC programs.
Before joining BDC, Mr. Barrieras 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.
Mr. Barrieras holds a degree in Business Administration and an Economic Diploma from Laval University, Quebec. He completed the executive program at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, as well as the executive program at the Helios Executive Institute, Montreal. He is a Professional Banking Program gold medalist and fellow at the Institute of Canadian Bankers (ICB), and has also held seats on numerous boards, including some of HSBC factoring subsidiaries and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.