William Onuwa was appointed RBC Chief Auditor in July 2016. He is accountable for providing independent, objective risk assessment and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management practices, internal control and corporate governance processes for all areas of RBC. While remaining independent and objective, William will work with management in achieving business objectives by ensuring appropriate remedial action takes place to improve operations.
Previously William was the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Wealth Management, Insurance & RBC Georgia risk management groups at RBC which included the Actuarial group as well. His role was to provide independent and objective oversight of the management of significant risks arising from all businesses and operational activities for the three platforms.
He brings over 25 years of global experience in financial services and has lived and worked in England, USA and Caribbean financial services industry.
Prior to Joining RBC in April 2007, William was employed with General Electric (USA) as the European General Manager - Asset Management, headquartered in the U.K.; he has also held various other executive leadership positions in the USA for GE.
Dr. Onuwa holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey England, an MBA in Finance from the University of West Indies and a BSc in Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (FCII), a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager (CIRM) and a GE certified Master Black Belt and six sigma practitioner. He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Directors Education Program (DEP) at Rotman Business School, University of Toronto.
He recently received the 2015 Transformation Award for Professional Excellence.
William is a member of the Business & Audit Committee and Quality Committees of the Board and is cross-appointed to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto and is a member of the RBC Diversity Leadership Council Meeting chaired by the President and Chief Executive Officer.