Aayaz Pira

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Aayaz Pira

Aayaz Pira is the Senior Vice President, CIBC Digital. Aayaz's experience has been focused on building new businesses, leading organizational transformation and developing talent across all his professional roles. 

In his current role, Aayaz oversees all things digital for the bank including client experience, innovation, sales and banking. Under Aayaz's leadership, CIBC has been recognized as the top Canadian online and mobile bank in Canada for four consecutive years and the third best mobile bank globally by Forrester Research. In 2017, Aayaz was the single Canadian recognized as one of five “Digital Bankers of the Year” by American Banker. 

Aayaz's passion for all things digital began with his first entrepreneurial venture as the founder of a successful digital startup and continued with leading PwC Canada's Digital Transformation practice where he was awarded PwC's CEO Award for outstanding client service. 

As a community ambassador, Aayaz is an active mentor at the MaRS Discovery District, an evangelist for the technology community in Canada and has worked closely with the City of Toronto on multiple digital transformation programs. Aayaz currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Ted Rogers School of Management MBA advisory board. As the executive sponsor of CIBC's Women's Network and Advisor to Move The Dial, Aayaz is an advocate for the advancement of women in technology. 

An active member of the Ismaili community in Canada, Aayaz resides in Toronto with his family. 

Aayaz holds an MBA from the Queen's School of Business, is a Certified Outsourcing Professional and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology Management from Ryerson University.