President and CEO of RBC
Gordon Nixon is chairman of MaRS Discovery District and president and CEO of RBC, the brand name for Royal Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries. He is also a director of Royal Bank of Canada and chairman of RBC’s Group Executive.
Mr. Nixon is chairman of MaRS, a not-for-profit organization that connects science, business and capital and co-chairs The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. He is a director and past chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and is Chairman of the Queen’s University Capital Campaign and the Ontario Premier’s Jobs and Prosperity Council. Mr. Nixon has served as a director of a number of organizations in the arts, health care and education and has chaired numerous events and fundraising campaigns including the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Mr. Nixon has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He is a recipient of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award, the Canadian Business Leader Award, has twice been included on Barron’s list of the World’s Best CEO’s, and is an Honouree of the Public Policy Forum.
Born in Montreal in 1957, Mr. Nixon attended Queen’s University where he received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. He and his wife live in Toronto and have three children.