T (Tom) D. Woods



Mr. Woods has spent his entire career with CIBC. He joined Wood Gundy, the predecessor firm of CIBC World Markets in 1977, in the Toronto Investment Banking Department. In 1980, he moved to the Montreal Investment Banking Department and returned to Toronto Investment Banking in 1985. Throughout this time, he specialized in advising companies in raising financing in the equity and debt capital markets, and in mergers and acquisitions. In 1996, Mr. Woods was named head of Canadian Corporate Banking and in 1998 was appointed chief financial officer of CIBC World Markets. He became controller of CIBC in 1999. In 2000, Mr. Woods was appointed chief financial officer for CIBC and was promoted to senior executive vice-president in 2003. Mr. Woods is the chair of CIBC's Pension & Benefits Investment Committee, Governance & Control Committee and the Financial Affairs Committee of the Canadian Banker's Association. He serves on the boards of The Canadian Opera Co., Covenant House (Chair), De La Salle College, and Invest in Kids. Mr. Woods graduated from the University of Toronto in 1975 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1977.

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