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Nezihe Aquino

Interim President and CEO

Nez Aquino is the Interim President and CEO of Vancity, Canada's largest community credit union. She is also the Interim CEO of Vancity’s federally chartered bank, Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB). With over two decades of experience in the financial sector, Nez firmly believes that banking plays a vital role in addressing systemic challenges and advancing the well-being of our communities. 

Prior to becoming CEO, Nez served as Vancity’s Chief Risk Officer, where she oversaw credit, legal services and enterprise risk management functions while building the organization's capacity to make timely and strategic decisions.

Nez has held progressively senior roles at Vancity since 2006, including leading the branch network, call center, credit adjudication, finance and treasury, and risk management – becoming a senior executive leader in 2015.

Prior to joining Vancity, Nez worked five years at the Bank of America, building upon expertise that would lead her to take on increasingly complex roles in finance and analytics.

Beyond her professional achievements, Nez actively contributes to her community through extensive volunteer work. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and has previously held board positions at Megaphone Magazine, Pacific Blue Cross and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. She is also an enthusiastic opera lover and finds joy in cooking and practicing yoga during her spare time.