John Montalbano

Retired CEO
RBC Global Asset Management

John Montalbano is the retired CEO of RBC Global Asset Management. He currently serves as a director with organizations including AbCellera Biologics Inc., the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Aritzia Inc. He is chair of the St. Paul’s Foundation and co-founder of Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation.

GOAL FOR 2022: I always maintain a goal to meet 10 new and interesting people a year.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: My three mentors: Milton Wong, Dick Bradshaw and Art Phillips. They all took a chance on an east-side kid. They embodied integrity, community and courage.
BIGGEST LESSON: Never lose your narrative, as others will opportunistically fill the void.