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Three CIBC leaders named among Canada's most powerful women

Three CIBC leaders named among Canada's most powerful women

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2020 /CNW/ - CIBC would like to congratulate three talented leaders for being named recipients of this year's WXN Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.

Veni Iozzo, Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Real Estate and Workplace Transformation, was selected in the CIBC Executive Leaders category and is a three-time WXN honouree.

A proven leader with more than 30 years experience in financial services spanning a variety of disciplines, Veni is also a passionate advocate for women's issues.

Kikelomo Lawal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer was selected in the KPMG C-Suite Executives category. For more than two decades, Kikelomo has worked in progressively senior positions as a trial and transactional lawyer, and contributes her time as a board member and advisor to several organizations.

Fatema Pirone, Senior Director, Enterprise Innovation, was selected in the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders category. With experience in operations, technology, product management and new business development, Fatema leads a team that actively shapes industry initiatives to create impactful change and redefine innovation.

"These exceptional leaders are making a remarkable difference both in the workplace and the communities they serve," said Victor Dodig, President and CEO, CIBC. "Their sense of purpose, passion and conviction is an inspiration to us all."

They join previous CIBC winners and WXN Hall of Fame inductees, Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Christina Kramer, and Sandy Sharman

The Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards celebrate the professional achievements of female leaders across Canada in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. They are presented to outstanding women in thirteen different categories with the winners selected by WXN's Diversity Council of Canada. A complete list of recipients is available on the Women's Executive Network website.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at


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