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Peter Sweers

CIO, Interac

Peter Sweers joined Interac on 2017 to take on the role of CIO for the organization. Prior to joining Interac Peter had various senior roles at  CGI since 2014. First to spearhead its Global Business Engineering unit and help win large outsourcing opportunities across the global organization, building and fostering client relationships through consistent excellence in delivery.

He most recently held the role of Senior Vice-President, Canadian Banking Services.Mr. Sweers joined CGI from Foresters where he held the position of Senior Vice-President, Chief Operations and Information Officer, Canada, since 2008. At Foresters, he led many practices in the areas of operational and technology strategy, vendor management, supply chain, organizational and employee transformation, and corporate-wide expense reduction.

Prior to Foresters, Mr. Sweers served as Senior Vice-President and global head of financial services for Satyam Computer Services, as well as Senior Vice-President for Scotiabank, overseeing systems development and wealth management. He was also Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for Onx, Inc.Mr. Sweers is also actively involved in the community.

He has served on a number of charitable boards, including the Board of the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities and the Nanaimo Credit Union Board, and is currently a member of the Board of the York Regional Safety Village. He also was involved with Choices Grade Nine School Program and a leader for the United Way.

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