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The bank director who walks the walk

Evelyn Kamiliotis, BComm 91, EMBA 04
By Damon van der Linde

Evelyn Kamiliotis, BComm 91, EMBA 04 “I’m always thinking about how to make the client experience better so I can go home at the end of day knowing I helped in ways other than just making money for clients and the company.”

Since joining Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets as a director in 2013, Evelyn Kamiliotis says she has found not only a dynamic place to work, but an organization with deep-rooted values where people really matter.

“Scotia doesn’t just talk the talk, it walks the walk. Diversity and inclusion are real here, because it’s the right thing to do for our employees, for society, and for our shareholders. I’m so proud to be a part of this organization,” Kamiliotis says.

Time at Concordia

“It taught me the value of a good work ethic. I firmly believe the most important factors for long-term sustainable success in life are to be willing to work hard and to keep a positive attitude.”

Proudest career moment

“When I first joined Scotia Capital, I was very excited to have an immediate impact on our division’s sales in Quebec – building our business, building a strong and successful team, and turning out year after year of strong profits. The success of my team is only half of it. I’m extremely proud to be part of the broader Scotiabank family.”

Biggest career challenge

“Learning to trust my instincts, and not letting myself get stuck in a rut have been my biggest challenges. It took me too long to listen to my own voice in the past, and now I am much better equipped to make changes if something isn’t working for me.”

Best career advice

“Never forget that you can learn anything. Especially for women, it is important to remind ourselves that we are much more competent, skilled and talented than we give ourselves credit for.”

What others say

“It’s important to always think about the long-term consequences of our actions. I’m always thinking about how to make the client experience better so I can go home at the end of day knowing I helped in ways other than just making money for clients and the company.”



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