Bijesh Krishnan

Aliya Khan, BMO Financial Group

Bijesh Krishnan (Secretary) is a Senior Manager in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he oversees operational resiliency and leads Business Continuity Management (BCM) for the Combined U.S. Operations (CUSO) of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Responsibilities include monitoring 30+ BCPs across five offices and 1,600+ employees within all U.S. businesses and functions. With a focus on mitigating risk for the Bank across the U.S. footprint and upholding a robust control environment, further responsibilities include compliance with all corporate and regulatory requirements and developing and maintaining associated frameworks supporting these initiatives.

With 17+ years of experience, Bijesh’s expertise is primarily in regulatory and risk-management across the following risk disciplines: Enterprise Risk, Liquidity, Model, Data, Third-Party, Operational Risk and Business Continuity. Prior experience includes auditing these risk stripes within Scotia and Standard Chartered Bank. Bijesh was also a Product Controller at Citigroup in the Institutional Clients Group managing the Corporate Loans portfolio and has experience in the BSA/AML space for the Consumer Bank. Bijesh began his career with Deloitte, serving banking, private equity, and real estate clients within the Audit & Enterprise Risk Services (AERS) practice.

Bijesh holds certifications with IIA’s Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, Moody’s Analytics Credit Skills Assessment, and accounting from Siena College and holds a Bachelor in Science in Economics and Business from the University at Albany.