Hratch Panossian

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Board Member
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)


Hratch Panossian is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CIBC. He has overall responsibility for strategy and corporate development, financial planning and analysis, financial, management and regulatory reporting, maintenance of accounting records, tax planning and compliance, treasury and balance sheet management and investor relations.

Hratch was most recently Global Controller. Before that, he held leadership roles in areas including Strategy and Corporate Development and Treasury where he oversaw balance sheet management activities across capital management, asset liability management and the bank’s investment portfolios.

Before joining CIBC, Hratch held strategy and corporate development roles at a large North American bank. He was also a management consultant with Oliver Wyman’s Finance practice where he focused on corporate finance, strategy, treasury, capital markets and risk management. He began his career in Silicon Valley, holding technical and business roles in a successful fintech venture.

Hratch holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and an undergraduate engineering degree from McGill University