Bank of America, Export Development Canada, and Shopify: How have they adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • 09 Jun 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Virtual Presentation (WebEx)


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Bank of America, Export Development Canada, and Shopify: How have they adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

AFP Edmonton is pleased to bring you a highly-topical WEBINAR hosted by AFP-Ottawa and in collaboration with our fellow AFP chapters across Canada on June 9, 2021

This panel discussion event will feature: Stevan Dostanic, Assistant Treasurer, Shopify; Christine Fischer, VP, Finance Operations & Corporate Services, Export Development Canada; and, Maureen Jarvis, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Services, Bank of America.

This panel discussion will focus on how three large organizations adjusted their operations, from a treasury management perspective, to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will provide examples of what strategic initiatives worked well and highlight changes that are likely to remain after the pandemic ends.

Keynote Speakers:

Maureen Jarvis, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Services, Bank of America

Maureen Jarvis directly leads the Global Transaction Services sales team in Canada and has overarching responsibility for driving the enterprise strategy for the GTS organization in Canada. With over 25 years with Bank of America, Maureen has held a variety of senior positions within Global Transaction Services in multiple regions, including Asia, EMEA, Latin America and Canada. Maureen’s international focus included delivering local payment capabilities in the Asia market, expanding and managing the partner bank network in Europe, creating and driving product strategies in the global USD clearing market as well as managing the product team in Mexico and Brazil. Just prior to leading the GTS organization in Canada, Maureen was responsible for building out the local transactional services capabilities in the Canadian market.

Maureen holds an Honors Degree in Economics from Queens University and currently on the Women in Payments™ Advisory Council for Canada. Maureen her broader team have been active members in Payments Canada sitting on a number of committees responsible for helping drive Canada’s payments modernization multiyear project. Maureen also sits on BofA Canada’s country leadership team and is co-chair of BofA Canada’s Women’s Leadership Council.

Christine Fischer, VP, Finance Operations & Corporate Services, Export Development Canada

Christine Fischer, in her role as Vice-President Finance Operations and Corporate Services at Export Development Canada, has accountability for a wide variety of functions including Corporate Banking, Accounts Receivables/Payables, Loan Servicing, Real Estate and Facilities, Safety and Security and Procurement and Supplier Management. Christine has been with EDC for 23 years and has held a variety of positions including Vice-President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Director roles in International Relations, Credit Risk and Finance Operations. Through the pandemic, Christine has been heavily involved in EDC’s response programs and has held leadership roles on both the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) implementation team as well as EDC’s enterprise Covid Response/Incident Response team.

Stevan Dostanic, Assistant Treasurer, Shopify

Stevan Dostanic is the Assistant Treasurer at Shopify, where he oversees banking, cash flow forecasting, liquidity and the investment program. Prior to joining Shopify, he held the position of Senior Investment Officer at the City of Ottawa. This is in addition to founding Astrolabe Financial Group, a Fee-for-Service and financial education organization. He has served in the past as the Treasurer of CFA Society Ottawa, and is currently in his fifth year as a board member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Association for Financial Professionals.

Stevan graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce and holds the CFA® charter, awarded by the CFA® Institute

We look forward to having you join us at this upcoming event!


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