BMO Financial Group Expands David Casper’s Role, Naming him U.S. Chief Executive Officer


CHICAGO, Il., Aug. 1, 2018 – BMO Financial Group today announced that David Casper, Chairman and CEO, BMO Harris Bank, and Group Head, North American Commercial Banking, has taken on an expanded mandate as U.S. Chief Executive Officer.  As U.S. CEO, he assumes the additional responsibility for ensuring an integrated strategy across all U.S. banking, wealth, and capital markets businesses. Furthermore, BMO has appointed Daniela O’Leary-Gill as Executive Vice President and U.S. Chief Operating Officer. Both roles are based in Chicago, and are effective immediately.

“Effective governance practices are paramount to the sound operations of any organization, and I’m very pleased to continue to build on the extremely solid foundation already in place at BMO,” said David Casper, U.S. Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group. “Customers are placing increasing importance on sound governance and strong corporate responsibility principles, and Daniela and I are looking forward to working with our regulators and all stakeholders in ensuring that we sustain and indeed expand upon these strengths.” 

Casper is assuming additional responsibilities previously held by Chris Begy, who is retiring from the bank. Begy joined Bank of Montreal in 1987, most recently serving as U.S. Country Head and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp.

In her role as U.S. Chief Operating Officer, O’Leary-Gill will report to and work with the U.S. CEO to ensure effective governance and integration of strategy across BMO U.S. operations, as well as with regulators, community and government leaders.

About BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $744 billion as of April 30, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.


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