Meet Nezihe Aquino.

Chief Risk Officer & CEO Vancity Community Investment Bank.

Nez Aquino is The Chief Risk Officer of Vancity, and she is also the 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.  

Nez oversees credit, legal services and enterprise risk management functions while building Vancity's capacity to make timely and strategic decisions. She oversees the team at VCIB responsible for the bank’s growth strategy.

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. She also held the role of Interim CEO of Vancity from July 2023-January 2024.

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.

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