Laurie A. Pezzente

Senior Vice President, Risk & Security Services
Technology & Operations
Royal Bank of Canada

Laurie Pezzente currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Risk & Security Services within Technology & Operations at RBC where she is responsible for setting the strategic risk management vision, including the development and execution of RBC’s overall Cyber Strategy. She is responsible for protecting RBC’s information assets, delivering an enterprise capability to maintain regulatory and policy compliance, defending RBC against cyber threats and, overseeing Technology & Operations’ control environment to ensure safety and soundness of RBC’s assets. Prior to this position, Laurie held the title of SVP, IT Risk Center of Governance at RBC where she was responsible for developing IT policies and standards and providing enterprise oversight of integrated security technologies, strategies, services & solutions that operate RBC’s control environment.

Laurie is an IT professional with over 30 years of IT experience, with a solid track record of building strong relationships, encouraging creativity and excellence. She has extensive experience in IT application development, Information Security, IT GRC and process improvement.