David I. McKay

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David I. McKay
Occupation President and CEO
Employer Royal Bank of Canada
Location Toronto

David McKay is president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, one of world's largest financial institutions, and among Canada's "Big Five." He was appointed president in February 2014 and added the CEO position August 1, 2014, replacing the retiring Gordon Nixon.[1]

In 2012, McKay was named "Retail Banker of the Year" by Retail Banker International.[2]


McKay joined RBC in 1988 and was promoted though a variety of roles, including senior management of retail banking, retail banking field roles, commercial account management, group risk management, and corporate banking in Canada and Japan, before becoming president and CEO in 2014.

He has also been a board member of Visa in the U.S. and Canada and, since 2010, has served as a trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children, Inc.[3]


McKay holds an M.B.A. degree from the Ivey Business School at University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Mathematics Degree from the University of Waterloo.[4]


  1. David McKay, incoming CEO of RBC. Toronto Star.
  2. David I. McKay. RBC.
  3. David McKay. About SickKids.
  4. Royal Bank Of Canada. Businessweek.