Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak is a highly respected and impactful C- suite business leader, corporate board director, advisor and community builder. She has held one of Canada’s most senior financial executive roles, has operated as a bank CEO across 19 Caribbean countries, as well as held numerous senior executive roles. She is recognized for her leadership in the areas of multi-horizon growth strategies; digitization and omni channel distribution; business transformation; and inclusive leadership.
As Executive Vice President, Regional Banking, RBC she led the Canada’s largest advisor force of more than 25,000 employees, who advised and served over 15 million clients representing over $1 trillion in business under management. In this role, she undertook and led a significant transformation of the retail bank’s distribution model. She played a key role in architecting RBC’s Digitally Enabled Relationship Bank strategy, and the development and execution of RBC’s Leadership Model, Purpose and Collective Ambition. During this time, her team achieved multiple years of industry-leading client experience, employee engagement, and business growth results. During this same period, RBC received unprecedented industry recognition including top honours in J.D. Power’s Retail Banking Satisfaction Study and in Ipsos Financial Service Excellence Awards as well as Retail Banker International’s Global Retail Bank of the Year award.