2016 Zenith Award Winners


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Simon Fish, BMO Financial Group

BMO General Counsel Simon Fish serves as BMO’s executive diversity champion; co-chairs the Leadership Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (LCID); and chairs the legal group’s employee-led Diversity Council. As a founding member of Legal Leaders for Diversity (LLD), he recently brought together more than 100 law firms to share best practices on driving change in diversity. With his leadership, BMO’s Legal Group is a banking-industry leader in the representation of women at senior levels and has set measurable goals for the hiring and retention of minorities in senior roles globally. As of December 2015, 57.6 per cent of women in the Legal Group hold senior roles; 48.3 per cent of Legal Group senior leaders are women; and 23.7 per cent of visible minorities at Legal Group hold senior roles.