SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND GROUP HEAD, PERSONAL BANKING
Mahima Poddar serves as the Senior Vice-President and Group Head, Personal Banking, where she leads EQ Bank (Canada's leading digital bank), the Single-Family mortgage businesses, the decumulation lines of business in Reverse Mortgages and CSV Lending, Marketing, and the distribution of deposit products through the Financial Planning channel. Mahima joined Equitable Bank in 2016 to lead the Corporate Development team. She grew her mandate to include digital banking and marketing in 2019, and eventually to lead the Personal Banking division in 2020. Under her leadership, Equitable has acquired both Bennington Financial and the Maple Bank portfolio and introduced the decumulation lines of business; while EQ Bank surpassed $8 billion in total deposits, and successfully introduced a suite of new products and features.
Mahima graduated from Western University with an Honours Business Administration degree and earned her Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.