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Nezihe Aquino

Chief Risk Officer

Nez Aquino is the Chief Risk Officer at Vancity. She has held progressive roles at Vancity over the last 14 years leading Finance, Payment Solutions, and Retail Banking prior to her role as the CRO. Nez is a Chartered Professional Accountant with almost two decades of experience in banking. Her passion is to manage risk while serving Vancity’s members through innovative products and the organization’s deep involvement in the communities.

Nez’s team oversees the credit, legal services and enterprise risk management functions while building the organization's capacity to make timely, strategic decisions that help to deliver a differentiated member experience.

Before arriving at Vancity, she 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. Nez also holds an MBA from Georgia State University.

She has contributed to communities and groups outside the organization. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and has served as a board member of Megaphone Magazine, Pacific Blue Cross and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. In her spare time, Nez is an opera enthusiast who enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.