Mary DePaoli is Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at RBC. She is responsible for building RBC’s brand and reputation globally across RBC’s retail banking, insurance and wealth businesses through an integrated approach to brand, marketing, corporate citizenship, sponsorship, social media, and corporate communications. In addition, Mary serves as Chair of the Board responsible for overseeing the RBC Foundation, one of Canada’s largest corporate donors.
Prior to joining RBC, Mary held a series of increasingly senior roles at Sun Life Financial where she led Sun Life’s business segment focusing on group retirement and investment solutions for corporate plan sponsors. In 2011, Mary was promoted to Executive Vice President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for leading the company’s marketing strategies in Canada, the United States and Asia.
In 2012, she was named Marketer of the Year by Strategy magazine, and in 2013, she was distinguished as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. Mary was also named one of Canada’s top 40 under 40 recipients. In addition to her role as Chair, RBC Foundation, Mary serves on the board of Women in Sports and Entertainment (WISE), and Western University’s Fundraising and Donor Relations Committee.