Board of Directors
Chief Operating Officer, RBC Ventures
Cheesan has built her career on not losing sight of the forest for the trees. As the Chief Operations Officer at RBC Ventures—a portfolio of ‘beyond banking’ businesses that help clients thrive and communities prosper—she is focused on making the RBC Ventures vision a reality. Cheesan leads a cross-functional team of strategic operations, analytics and marketing professionals, driving a culture of innovation grounded in empathy.
Prior to joining RBC, Cheesan co-founded and served as Chief Customer Experience Officer at Idea Couture, building it into a global innovation leader. She is a seasoned business leader and innovator with extensive experience achieving growth through market opportunity, exceptional client experiences and operational efficiency.
Cheesan earned an MBA from Western University’s Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her family and spends her free time volunteering and traveling.