Mary DePaoli

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Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, RBC

Mary DePaoli is Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.  She is responsible for building RBC’s brand and reputation globally across its Personal & Commercial Banking, Insurance and Wealth Management businesses through an integrated approach to brand, marketing, sponsorship, social media, communications and corporate citizenship.

Prior to joining RBC, Ms. DePaoli held a series of increasingly senior roles at Sun Life Financial. In 1999, she joined the Group Retirement Services business to lead sales and marketing before being appointed Senior Vice President of the division. In 2007, she was named Senior Vice President of Corporate Brand and Marketing, with responsibility for establishing Sun Life’s International Marketing Centre and leading the company’s marketing strategies in Canada, the United States and Asia. In 2011, Ms. DePaoli was promoted to Executive Vice President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer.  

Throughout her career, Ms. DePaoli has been actively involved in supporting numerous causes including the Hospital for Sick Children Leaders Program and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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.

Mary DePaoli holds an Honors BA degree from Western University in Ontario, and a post graduate degree in International Journalism from the American University in Washington D.C. 

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