Director, Change Management and Global Human Resources, Scotiabank 

Vernette Eugene brings with her over a decade of Canadian and International experience in the financial services industry. In her current role as Director, Change Management at Scotiabank, she oversees the change management and design thinking approach on all large projects within the Global HR Portfolio.  

Vernette has extensive experience working with community organizations including UNESCO, the Canadian Red Cross, Pathways to Education Canada, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership and The Black Business and Professional Association.  As an advocate for social inclusion, Vernette is the co-founder and former co-Chair of the Scotiabank Black Employee Network, spearheading the Bank’s first global recognition of Black History Month in February 2019, and providing regular consultation on the organization’s overall diversity and inclusion strategy. With a passion for financial literacy, education and empowerment, she is a contributing writer to publications like, SHE Caribbean, a Magazine dedicated to the Caribbean woman, a personal finance blogger, and a Mentor to young people and new immigrants to Canada. Vernette is also an entrepreneur and holds an MBA in Innovation and Technology from Schulich School of Business.