Ernie Johannson is BMO’s Group Head of North American Personal Banking and U.S. Business Banking, and a member of the bank’s Executive Committee. Ernie leads a team of 18,000 responsible for serving more than 9 million personal and business banking customers.
In her current role, Ernie supports BMO’s efforts to accelerate growth, building on her passion for delivering exceptional customer service and her track record of innovating and generating sustainable profit growth in a rapidly changing environment. Her North American mandate allows her to scale elements of BMO’s technological and cultural transformations already underway in both geographies.
The pandemic has widened the gender gap around financial confidence and wellness, and in turn, is impacting the holiday spending power of women. As we recover from the pandemic, women should find trusted friends and advisors with whom they can discuss their financial concerns and from whom they can learn about different approaches to money management so that they can regain financial confidence – even as their financial situation continually changes. At BMO, we're committed to the real financial progress of every woman. We've established programs like BMO Women in Business to provide the tools, resources and education needed to empower women to meaningfully build their financial future.2 April 2022