As Regional President, British Columbia, RBC Royal Bank, Martin Thibodeau leads a team of over 7,500 employees and partners in BC, dedicated to providing financial advice and services to over 1.5 million personal, small business and commercial clients.
Martin joined RBC over 30 years ago and has held several senior management positions that led him to travel across the country, notably as Regional President, Quebec; Regional Vice-President, Eastern New Brunswick and P.E.I.; Vice-President and Regional Operating Officer, Quebec Headquarters; Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Western Ontario; and Vice-President, Canadian Banking, Toronto.
An energetic, inspiring, and authentic leader, Martin is very committed to his community and has dedicated his time and skills in service to numerous organizations. Martin is the past Chair of United Way of British Columbia, Chair of the Finance Committee for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Governor of the BC Business Council, sits on the Board of Directors for Science World, Ocean Wise, Peter Dhillon Center for Business Ethics, Urban Development Institute, Arts Umbrella Association and is a member of the BenGurion University Canada Regional Board for BC and Alberta. At RBC, Martin is a passionate Co-Chair of the Diversity Leadership Council for Personal & Commercial Banking.
During his career, Martin has received several distinctions and recognition from his peers, including being recognized as part of the 2023 Business in Vancouver (BIV) BC 500 list, as an influential business leader in the province, being honoured by Ben Gurion University Canada for his commitment to Sustainability and Climate Change, the Alter-Ego Award presented by the Association des femmes en finance du Québec, Global Citizen’s Award, presented by RBC, Pytagore Award from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Performance Award from ESG-UQAM, and Personality of the Year, Financial Institutions from Finance & Investment.
In his spare time, Martin can be found riding his bike, golfing, and skiing the local mountains with his wife, Caroline, with whom he has three children. A graduate of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Martin also holds an MBA from the School of Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM).