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Nicola Wickes is Senior Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Europe and Asia at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She is accountable for sound risk management practices across the Europe and Asia Pacific regions covering management of Corporate Credit Risk and the strategic management of all other types of risk including Trading Credit Risk, Market Risk, Liquidity Risk, Operational Risk, Reputation Risk, Regulatory Risk and Special Loans. She also oversees regulatory compliance in the Europe and Asia regions.
Prior to this role, Ms. Wickes was Vice-President, Wholesale Credit Risk Management for the European Region. She joined CIBC in 1998 as Executive Director, Credit Risk Management involved in loan adjudication and credit restructuring. Prior to joining CIBC, she was with UBS in London and Chicago.
Ms. Wickes serves as a Director on the CIBC World Markets Plc Board, is a member of the European Audit Committee and is Chair of the CIBC Europe Diversity Council. Ms. Wickes is a member of various executive management, governance and leadership committees in Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.
Ms. Wickes currently serves as a non-executive director on the Board of the Global Risk Institute based in Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University.