Darryl White

Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Canadian banker Darryl White is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Montreal. Since November 1, 2017, White has maintained the position after he succeeded former Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe.

Early life

White was born in the early 1970s, in either 1971 or 1972.


In 1994, White received a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario. In addition, White attended an advanced management program at Harvard Business School in 2014.


White began his career at the Bank of Montreal in 1994, as an analyst, primarily focusing on investment banking, a position he held for eight years. In 2002, he was promoted to Managing Director, in charge of Communications & Technology Investment Banking. From February 2006 to August 2011, White served as the Bank of Montreal’s head of Montreal Investment & Corporate Banking. For a period of that time, he was also the Co-Head of Media & Telecom in Canada. From September 2011 to March 2012, White served as the bank’s Deputy Head of Investment & Corporate Banking in Canada. Next, he worked as the global head of Investment & Corporate Banking from April 2012 to October 2014. From November 2014 to October 2016, White operated as Group Head of BMO Capital Markets, however, in November of 2016, White became the Bank of Montreal’s Chief Operating Officer, ultimately leading him to become the bank’s Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

Net Worth

As Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Bank of Montreal, White’s total compensation is $10,849,800 Canadian and White himself, has an estimated net worth of $109 million.


White is a past recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award. White is known to be a member of the Ottawa-based Business Council of Canada, Washington, D.C.-based Business Council, and the Mayor of Beijing’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. White serves as a director of The Bank Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy group representing U.S. banks. In addition, White became co-chair of the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity Roundtable in 2018, a partnership between the bank and the United Way of Greater Toronto to reduce economic disparity within the region. White also serves as a member of the Catalyst Board of Directors and Vice-Chair of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. White is also a director of Unity Health Toronto, working as campaign cabinet Co-President for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Furthermore, White is a director of the NHL’s Montreal Canadians and Alpine Canada, the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada.