Chief Diversity Officer
BMO Harris Bank
C-Suite Plenary Session: Beyond Procurement: Weaving Supplier Diversity into the Corporate Ecosystem
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9 – 10 a.m.
Cedric D. Thurman re-joined BMO Harris in May 2014 as US Head of Inclusion. Cedric is responsible for the diversity and inclusion strategy for the US. Cedric also has responsibility for BMO’s Enterprise Resource Groups in the US and Canada.
Cedric began his career at BMO Harris, spending nearly 10 years in a variety of roles from International Trade Finance, Community Development Lending, Branch Management & Development and working on special projects for senior leadership. Prior to re-joining BMO Harris, Cedric spent 14 years at JLL in office and retail brokerage capacities, leading HR strategy for the Americas region and served as JLL’s first Chief Diversity Officer.
Cedric is recognized for his professional accomplishments by Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executives Under 50, Savoy Magazine’s Top Diversity Executives, Kellogg School of Management’s Black Management Association as Alumnus of the Year, Chicago Defender Men of Excellence, and UCAN Diversity Advocate of the Year.
Cedric holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management and a B.S.in Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.