Wayne Lee

Managing Director and Head, Europe & Asia Pacific Region CIBC Capital Markets

Wayne Lee is Managing Director and Head, Europe & Asia Pacific Region. He is responsible for CIBC’s business and operations in the Europe and Asia Pacific Regions, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai.

Mr. Lee joined CIBC in 2001 and has held increasingly senior and international positions. His previous roles at CIBC included Head of Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Markets. Prior to joining CIBC, he was with PwC in Toronto.

Mr. Lee is a member of CIBC Capital Markets Executive Committee.  In addition, Mr. Lee serves as a Director of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, and as a Director of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Lee is also an elected Council Member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Governors’ Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a member of the McGill University Regional Advisory Board. Mr. Lee also serves on the Global Board of 100 Women in Finance. He is passionate about gender equality and inclusion within the finance industry and has worked with business communities and leaders on leveraging their collective influence and engagement to advance gender equality. 

Mr. Lee received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the McGill University (Montreal) and is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.  He has lived and worked in Toronto, New York, Hong Kong and is now based in London.