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John Armstrong

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John Armstrong was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2022 on the nomination of the City of Toronto. He is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and serves as a member of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Armstrong is an accomplished business leader having spent many years with BMO Financial Group. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Head of Investment Banking, BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for shaping and executing the firm's investment banking strategy across its various industry verticals, and delivering corporate finance (equity underwriting, debt underwriting and corporate lending) and advisory solutions to clients. 

As one of BMO Capital Markets' most senior executives, Mr. Armstrong was a member of its executive committee and various capital commitment committees. He was also a member of BMO Financial Group's Performance Committee and its Leadership Council for Diversity & Inclusion. 

Prior to his role as Deputy Head of Investment Banking, Mr. Armstrong was Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for the firm’s full suite of M&A advisory services, including advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, buyouts, valuations, fairness opinions, governance and shareholder activism. 

Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and an MBA with Honours from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He successfully completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and received his ICD.D designation in March 2023.