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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kathleen Taylor

62 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

David McKay

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rod Bolger

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Derek Neldner

2019 Group Head and Chief Executive Officer - Capital Markets

Helena Gottschling

2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Christoph Knoess

2019 Chief Administrative Officer

Graeme Hepworth

2018 Chief Risk Officer

Michael Dobbins

2016 Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Douglas Guzman

2015 Group Head - Wealth Management and Insurance

Neil McLaughlin

2017 Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking

Bruce Ross

2014 Group Head - Technology and Operations

Andrew Chisholm

60 2016 Independent Director

Jacynthe Cote

61 2014 Independent Director

Toos Daruvala

64 2015 Independent Director

David Denison

67 2012 Independent Director

Alice Laberge

63 2005 Independent Director

Michael McCain

61 2005 Independent Director

Heather Munroe-Blum

69 2011 Independent Director

Maryann Turcke

54 2020 Independent Director

Bridget van Kralingen

56 2011 Independent Director

Thierry Vandal

59 2015 Independent Director

Frank Vettese

56 2019 Independent Director

Jeffery Yabuki

60 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kathleen Taylor

Ms. Kathleen P. (Katie) Taylor, J.D., serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Taylor is chair of the board of Royal Bank of Canada. She is the former president and chief executive officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013. She is also the chair of Altas Partners LLP and a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She is chair of the board of SickKids Foundation as well as a member of the board of trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, the principal’s international advisory board of McGill University and the dean’s advisory council of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Ms. Taylor holds an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Order of Canada.

David McKay

Mr. David I. (Dave) McKay is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. McKay is president and chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to his appointment in 2014, he was group head, Personal & Commercial Banking from 2012 to 2014 and group head, Canadian Banking from 2008 to 2012. Mr. McKay started his career at RBC in 1988 and has held progressively more senior roles since then. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of the Catalyst Canada advisory board and the Business Council of Canada. He is also industry co-chair of the Business / Higher Learning Roundtable. Mr. McKay holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Rod Bolger

Mr. Rod Bolger is Chief Financial Officer of the Company since December 1, 2016. He was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Chief Financial Officer effective December 1, 2016. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bolger was Executive Vice President, Finance & Controller since 2015 and Senior Vice President, Finance & Controller since 2011.

Derek Neldner

Mr. Derek Neldner serves as Group Head and Chief Executive Officer - Capital Markets of the Company. He was appointed to the Group Executive in his role as Group Head and CEO, Capital Markets effective November 1, 2019.5 Prior to his current role, Mr. Neldner was Global Head of Investment Banking since June 2018, Head, Canadian and Asia Pacific Banking since June 2014 and before that he was Head of Energy, Canada since February 2006.

Helena Gottschling

Ms. Helena Gottschling serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the company. She was appointed to Group Executive in her role as Chief Human Resources Officer effective June 1, 2017. Prior to her current role, Ms. Gottschling was Senior Vice President, Human Resources since January 2008.

Christoph Knoess

Mr. Christoph Knoess serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He was appointed to the Group Executive in his role as Chief Administrative Officer effective December 2, 2019. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Knoess was a Partner in Digital, Technology and Organizational Agility in Banking at McKinsey & Company since 2017 and before that he was a Partner and Global Head of the Digital, Technology and Analytics Practice at Oliver Wyman since 2008.

Graeme Hepworth

Mr. Graeme Ashley Hepworth is Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Mr. Hepworth was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Chief Risk Officer of Royal Bank of Canada effective April 9, 2018. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hepworth was Executive Vice President, Group Risk Management, Retail and Commercial Risk since 2017, Senior Vice President, Group Risk Management, Personal & Commercial Banking since 2015 and before that he was Chief Risk Officer, Europe & Asia since 2011.

Michael Dobbins

Mr. Michael (Mike) Dobbins serves as Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer of the company. He was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer effective November 1, 2016. Prior to his current role, Mr. Dobbins was Executive Vice President, Personal Financing Products Canada & U.S. since 2012.

Douglas Guzman

Mr. Douglas A. Guzman serves as Group Head - Wealth Management and Insurance of the Company. He was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Group Head, Wealth Management & Insurance effective November 1, 2015 and assumed leadership of Investor & Treasury Services effective November 1, 2019. 5 Prior to his current role, Mr. Guzman was Managing Director and Head Global Investment Banking, Capital Markets since 2006.

Neil McLaughlin

Mr. Neil McLaughlin serves as Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking of the company. He was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking effective May 2017. Prior to his current role, Mr. McLaughlin was Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services, Personal & Commercial Banking since October 2014.

Bruce Ross

Mr. Bruce Ross serves as Group Head - Technology and Operations of The Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Ross was appointed to Group Executive in his role as Group Head, Technology and Operations effective in January 2014. Prior to joining RBC, Mr. Ross was with IBM, holding a series of progressively more senior positions.

Andrew Chisholm

Mr. Andrew A. Chisholm serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chisholm is a corporate director. He was senior strategy officer at Goldman Sachs & Co. (a global investment bank) in New York from 2012 to 2014 and subsequently served as an advisory director of the firm until his retirement in April 2016. His 30-year career at Goldman Sachs included a variety of progressively senior leadership positions, including head of the Global Financial Institutions Group from 2002 to 2012 and co-chair of the firm-wide commitments committee from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Chisholm is a director of RBC US Group Holdings LLC. He is chairman of the advisory board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and advisor to the school’s sustainability initiative. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Sustainable Finance of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, a director of Evergreen and an advisor to ArcTern Ventures, riskthinking.AI and Receptiviti Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

Jacynthe Cote

Ms. Jacynthe Cote serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since September 1, 2014. She is chair of the board of Hydro-Québec (an electricity service provider). She was president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan (a metals and mining company) from 2009 to 2014 and served in an advisory role until her retirement in 2014. Prior to that, she served as president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Primary Metal business group. Ms. Côté joined Alcan Inc. in 1988 and served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles during her 26-year career. Ms. Côté is chair of the board of Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and Alloprof. She holds a Bachelor of Chemistry from Laval University.

Toos Daruvala

Mr. Toos Noshir Daruvala serves as an Independent Director of Royal Bank of Canada since January 1, 2015. Mr. Daruvala is co-chief executive officer of MIO Partners, Inc. (the in-house asset management arm of McKinsey & Company). In 2016, following his retirement in 2015, he served as senior advisor and director emeritus for McKinsey & Company. During his 33-year career at McKinsey he advised financial institutions on a broad range of strategic and operational matters and led McKinsey’s risk management and banking and securities practices (both in the Americas). He is a member of the advisory board of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is on the board of directors of the New York Philharmonic. He is an executive in residence at Columbia Business School. Mr. Daruvala holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

David Denison

Mr. David F. Denison, O.C, FCPA, FCA, serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Denison is chair of the board of Element Fleet Management Corp. (a global fleet management solutions company). He served as president and chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, he was president of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited. He is a director of Bell Canada and is chancellor of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Investment Strategies Committee, Investment Board and the International Advisory Committee of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation. Mr. Denison earned bachelor degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Toronto. He is a chartered professional accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He is an officer of the Order of Canada.

Alice Laberge

Ms. Alice D. Laberge serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Laberge is a corporate director. She was president and chief executive officer of Fincentric Corporation until 2005 and was previously chief financial officer and senior vice-president of Finance for MacMillan Bloedel Limited. Ms. Laberge is a director of the BC Cancer Foundation and a director of the Canadian Public Accountability Board. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta.

Michael McCain

Mr. Michael H. McCain serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McCain is president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (a food processing company). He is a director of McCain Capital Inc., and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada, serves as honorary chairman of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security and is on the advisory board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Mr. McCain holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Western University.

Heather Munroe-Blum

Dr. Heather E. L. Munroe-Blum, O.C., O.Q., PH.D., FRSC, serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Munroe-Blum is chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She is emerita principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, having served as principal and vice-chancellor from 2003 until 2013. Prior to this, she was vice-president of Research and International Relations at the University of Toronto. She is chair of the Canada Gairdner Foundation, co-chair of the Leaders’ Council of McGill University’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute and a director of the board of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission. Dr. Munroe-Blum received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and bachelor degrees of Arts and Social Work from McMaster University. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, an officer of l’Ordre national du Québec and a specially elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Maryann Turcke

Ms. Maryann Ann Turcke serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Turcke is chief operating officer of the National Football League (NFL). Before joining the NFL in 2017 as president, NFL Network, Ms. Turcke held progressively more senior leadership roles over 12 years at Bell Canada, most recently as president, Bell Media. Previous to this, Ms. Turcke served as group president, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, Bell Media and as executive vice president, Field Operations, Bell Canada. She is chair of the advisory board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Ms. Turcke holds an M.B.A. and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Bridget van Kralingen

Ms. Bridget Anne van Kralingen serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. van Kralingen is senior vice-president of Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain at IBM Corporation (an information technology company). Since joining IBM in 2004 she has served in a variety of leadership positions including senior vicepresident of IBM Global Business Services and general manager of IBM North America. Prior to joining IBM, she was managing partner, Financial Services with Deloitte Consulting, US. She is a member of the boards of the New York Historical Society and the Partnership for New York City. Ms. van Kralingen holds a Master of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and an honours degree in commerce from the University of Johannesburg.

Thierry Vandal

Mr. Thierry Vandal serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vandal is president of Axium Infrastructure US Inc. (an investment management firm). He was president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec from 2005 until his retirement in 2015. He serves on the international advisory board of HEC Montréal. He is a governor emeritus and a member of the principal’s international advisory board of McGill University. He is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Mr. Vandal holds an M.B.A. in Finance from HEC Montréal and an engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Frank Vettese

Mr. Frank Vettese serves as Independent Director of the Company. Vettese was managing partner and chief executive officer of Deloitte Canada from 2012 and a member of Deloitte’s Global Executive from 2007 until his retirement in June 2019. Over a 14-year career with Deloitte, Mr. Vettese served in a number of senior positions, including chair of the Americas Executive and global managing partner, Financial Advisory. He also served as Deloitte Canada’s chief inclusion officer between 2016 and 2019. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, the board of directors of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, the board of directors of the Rideau Hall Foundation and the dean’s advisory board of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Mr. Vettese holds an M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Jeffery Yabuki

Mr. Jeffery W. Yabuki serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Yabuki is chairman and chief executive officer of Fiserv, Inc. (a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions). Until his appointment in July 2019, he was president and chief executive officer since 2005. Prior to that he was executive vice-president and chief operating officer of H&R Block, Inc., and he has served in leadership roles with an emphasis on financial services for more than 25 years. He is a member of the board of directors of Ixonia Bancshares Inc., a financial services holding company. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Mr. Yabuki holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University and was previously licensed as a certified public accountant.