Executive Biographies

Riaz Ahmed

President and CEO, TD Securities
Group Head, Wholesale Banking, TD Bank Group

Riaz Ahmed was named President and CEO, TD Securities and Group Head, Wholesale Banking, TD Bank Group in September 2021.

His previous role was Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group from 2016 to 2021. As CFO he was responsible, among other things, for Enterprise Strategy, Finance, Strategic Sourcing, Treasury and Balance Sheet Management, Corporate Development, and TD's Corporate Transformation Program. Before assuming the CFO role, from 2013 to 2015, Riaz led Insurance and North American Credit Cards, two key growth businesses.

Riaz joined TD Securities in 1996 as an investment banker. In 1999, he was appointed the firm's Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Vice Chair and Chief Administrative Officer. In November 2004, Riaz was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, TD Bank Group. Joining its Senior Executive Team in August 2009, Riaz guided TD’s acquisition and treasury strategies. Prior to joining TD, Riaz held various roles with Citibank Canada and Financial Trustco and articled with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC).

A passionate promoter of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, Riaz has in the past chaired TD’s Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council and is currently a member of the Women in Capital Markets Advisory Council. He has also co-chaired TD’s United Way fundraising campaigns and was recently Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's National Committee. Riaz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aga Khan Museum.

Riaz holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary. He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 1985 and was elected as a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2013.

He grew up in Tanzania and later moved to Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and they have two grown children.

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