Scotiabank’s Alberta Cefis named one of Most Powerful Women in Banking

Thursday 16th October 2014


American Banker’s annual list of The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking has been released, recognizing the professional achievements of the 25 most influential female executives in the industry. Ranked this year at No. 17 was Alberta Cefis, EVP and Head of Global Transaction Banking at GBA member Scotiabank.

Among the numerous accomplishments cited in her profile, Alberta founded the Women in Global Transaction Banking initiative in 2007 in order to connect women in her line of business, and she is working to close the gender gap on her own team: 48% of her executive team is made up of women.

At the top of this year’s list is KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney, No. 1; President of BNY Mellon Karen B. Peetz, No. 2; and JPMorgan Chase CFO Marianne Lake, No. 3.

The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance honors are now in their 12th year, and also include the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, 25 Women to Watch and Top Banking Teams lists. Find out who made each of the lists here.