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Four CIBC leaders named among Canada's Top 50 Women in FinTech

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is pleased to announce that four leaders from across the bank's technology and innovation teams have been named among Canada's Top 50 Women in FinTech by Digital Finance Institute.

Four CIBC leaders named among Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech (CNW Group/CIBC)

They were selected based on their leadership, vision, innovation, engagement, impact and their commitment to the FinTech community. Nominations were placed by various stakeholders across the industry, including individuals, organizations and fellow leaders.

  • Nora Curic, Senior Director, Digital Business Management plays a leadership role with CIBC Digital's People, Workplace and Client Advocacy team, focusing on strategy transformation, culture and client experiences. She is also the Chair of the CIBC Women's Network.

  • Alison James, Senior Vice-President, Technology Operations focuses on enhancing the CIBC employee experience through technology improvements and agile working styles. She is also the co-executive lead of CIBC's #MovetheDial sponsorship.

  • Julia Kassam, Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking is a tech strategist who leads innovation ecosystem engagement efforts supporting the growth of Canadian tech companies as part of CIBC's Innovation Banking team.

  • Amy Olah, Executive Director, CIBC Innovation Banking is focused on financing for a wide spectrum of technology companies across both Canada and the United States. Leveraging the CIBC Innovation Banking platform, Ms. Olah helps start-ups to extend their presence in highly competitive markets.

"This award recognizes both the breadth of talent across our technology and innovation teams as well as our focus on inclusive leadership, and we congratulate them on this industry recognition," says Sandy Sharman, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer at CIBC. "From funding the innovation economy to developing innovations for clients, these talented team members are helping us shape the future of banking."

A complete list of recipients is available on the Digital Finance Institute's website.

About CIBC 
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada, in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at or by following on LinkedIn (, Twitter @CIBCFacebook ( and Instagram @CIBCNow.


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