Chicago, Illinois

181 West Madison Street, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

PHONE NUMBER: 312 368-7700
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Scott Wilson
Chief Operating Officer

Scott Wilson is Chief Operating Officer for CIBC’s U.S. private wealth management activities. In this role, he supports the successful expansion of CIBC’s U.S. Region. Scott serves on the CIBC U.S. Region Executive Committee and CIBC’s Operating Committee.

Scott joined CIBC in 1998, holding senior roles in Legal and Compliance before heading CIBC’s wholesale banking activities in Europe from 2008-2011. He subsequently served as Chief Administrative Officer, Wholesale Banking and had responsibilities for coordinating global strategic growth initiatives for that business. Scott also led a bank-wide transformation program to position the bank to better serve our clients and make it simpler and easier for clients to engage with the bank.

Scott began his career working for law firms in Washington, D.C. He later joined a global investment bank in New York and Hong Kong as a legal and regulatory advisor to the Emerging Markets division.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. He also received a Master of Business Administration issued jointly by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Scott is co-founder and director of the United Kingdom branch of Seacology, an international environmental and development nonprofit organization that focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world. He also sits on the Board of ACCESS Community Capital Fund, a nonprofit microlendinginstitution serving the greater Toronto area. Additionally, Scott is a member of the California Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.