Diana Wielgus is an independent corporate director and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). Diana has been with Scotiabank Group for over 20 years, working in senior management positions where she led global projects in the Executive Offices Finance Division. Her work included ERP implementation, designing regulatory and MIS reporting, integrating acquisitions and providing tax and treasury solutions. Diana received her MBA with a Finance specialty from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto. Diana is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) from Ontario. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the CGA Ontario for her service to the accounting profession. Diana recently served on the inaugural Governing Council of the CPA Ontario Toronto West Association. She has an Honors Undergraduate degree in the Humanities from Queens University at Kingston.
Diana volunteers as a business case competition judge on both national and international levels. During the past few years she’s judged at Concordia’s John Molson MBA International Case Competition where the student teams come from MBA schools in Europe, Asia, Africa as well as the Americas. This event is hosted in English and French in Montreal, during the coldest snow months. In tribute to her immigrant parents, she’s served on the Board, and as Chair of the Finance Committee, for a Canadian non-profit Agency which works to integrate immigrants and refugees into the Canadian workplace.
Diana travels widely and has been fortunate to pilgrimage to the Holy Land with executive, journalists and producers from Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. She’s also made pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, walking the Camino along the Portuguese Way. Diana currently lives in Toronto.
Diana believes in transformative leadership and encourages women to develop their leadership skills and shape our future. Diana joined the Board of the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation effective January 2018.