After six years at Bank of Montreal, Bindu Cudjoe is moving to take on the role of senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Canadian Western Bank.
Cudjoe is taking over the role from former general counsel Gail Harding who was in the job for 15 years and recently retired. During six and a half years at BMO, Cudjoe held a variety of roles, rising to the position of vice president, deputy general counsel, technology & operations, legal and chief knowledge officer. She is seen as a leader in the area of legal operations, diversity and inclusion and using technology to drive efficiency in-house.
“Reaching for a different opportunity gave me a lot of pause,” says Cudjoe. “I’ve had such a terrific run at BMO and it’s such a good organization. I’ve learned a ton and had a great boss [BMO EVP and general counsel Simon Fish] and terrific colleagues. It was a bit of a moment in time for me about where I am in my career. I feel like I have accomplished a lot but there’s always more to do.”