Jean-François (J-F) Courville

J-F has been a professional and senior executive in the financial services industry since 1991. Most recently and since 2013, J-F was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RBC Wealth Management where he was responsible for RBC Wealth Management’s global strategy and oversight of the group’s key growth initiatives as well as leadership of the global teams supporting all geographic businesses with digital client solutions, investment advisory and fee-based investment management solutions, credit and cash management, brand and marketing, operations and technology. As the world’s fifth largest wealth management organization, RBC Wealth Management provides an integrated suite of private banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions to affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients around the world, in addition to asset management products and solutions to institutional and individual clients through RBC Global Asset Management.

Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, J-F was with Manulife Financial Corporation from 2008 to 2013  where he was President & CEO of Manulife Asset Management’s global business. Prior to that, J-F was President and CEO of State Street Canada.

J-F is very active in the community, notably as Past Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, as a current member of the International Advisory Board of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and as a director of Soulpepper Theatre Company. He is also a founding member and director of Toronto-based cycling philanthropy club, Les Domestiques, which has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for various charities across North America since 2009.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and International Business from McGill University in Montreal, and has a CFA designation.

J-F was named to the list of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, 2005. He is a competitive cyclist and skier and an arts enthusiast. He has also been a member of YPO since 2006.