Nezihe Aquino

Chief Risk Officer

Effective September 1, Nezihe Aquino will take on the role of Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk, ensuring the balance of Vancity’s growth and impact with regulatory requirements.

Nez is a Chartered Professional Accountant with almost two decades of experience in banking having led various functions in finance, treasury, retail banking and payment solutions.

Her team will oversee the credit, enterprise intelligence and data, and enterprise risk management functions while building the organization's capacity to make timely, strategic decisions that help to deliver a differentiated member experience.

At Vancity she worked for six years in finance and Treasury, focusing on liquidity and risk management. Nezihe has also taken on VP roles in payments, the call centre and branch network, which provided her with an intimate view to our operational risks.

In her former role of acting Chief Financial Officer, Nez oversaw the health of its $26.4 billion in assets and assets under administration. Before arriving at Vancity, she spent five years at the Bank of America, building upon expertise that would lead her to take on increasingly complex roles in finance and analytics.

Nezihe has a passion for leading the finance function, growing membership and driving financial sustainability. She has contributed to communities and groups outside the organization. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors at Pacific Blue Cross, and serves as a board member of Megaphone Magazine and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. In her spare time, Nez is an opera enthusiast who enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.