Honorary Gala Chair
Chief Executive Officer and Group Head
BMO Capital Markets
Darryl White was appointed CEO & Group Head of BMO Capital Markets in November 2014. He has responsibility for all of BMO Financial Group’s interactions with corporate, institutional and government clients.
Previously, Mr. White was Head of Global Investment & Corporate Banking (“I&CB”), where he oversaw relationships with corporate and government clients encompassing equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services as well as trade finance and international financial institutions.
Mr. White joined BMO in Investment Banking in 1994 in Toronto, progressing through various roles in M&A and Diversified Industries and Media and Communications. In 2006, he was appointed Executive Managing Director & Head of I&CB Montreal, and also served as Co-Head of the Media & Communications practice. In 2010, Mr. White was named Deputy Head, I&CB Canada and Global Head, Equity Capital Markets.
Mr. White serves on BMO Financial Group’s Executive Committee and chairs the BMO Capital Markets Operating, Executive and Management Committees. He also has served on the boards of various community and philanthropic causes and is a Director of the Montreal Canadiens.
Mr. White is a past recipient of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” award, a Dean’s Honor List graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School and a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.