Mike Pedersen joined the BDC Board of Directors as Chairperson in March 2018.
Mr. Pedersen has three decades of experience in the banking industry. Most recently, he was President and CEO of TD Bank Group’s U.S. retail and commercial banking business. In this role, he was responsible for leading one of America’s top ten banks. Before this, he served as Group Head for TD Bank Group’s global wealth and insurance businesses. He has also had long and successful tenures in senior leadership roles at Barclays and CIBC.
An experienced board director, Mr. Pedersen has served on over 20 boards in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He served as Chair of the Canadian Bankers Association in 2000-2001, and has acted as an advisor to various governments. He presently sits on the boards of CGI Group Inc., Imagine Canada and The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Mr. Pedersen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.