Canada Infrastructure Bank
Ms. Fukakusa was appointed Chair of the Board of Canada Infrastructure Bank in July 2017. She is a corporate director with extensive banking and financial services experience. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Bank of Canada, from which she retired in January 2017 following a distinguished 31-year career.
Ms. Fukakusa serves on the boards of a number of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently Chancellor of Ryerson University and serves on the university’s Board of Governors, is Chair of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and is a member of the Cineplex board.
In 2007, she was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker magazine for the fourth consecutive year. She was also selected as Canada’s CFO of the Year by Financial Executives Canada, PwC and Robert Half in 2014.
Prior to joining RBC, Ms. Fukakusa worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she obtained the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Ms. Fukakusa obtained a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto and holds a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business.