U.S. Country Head & CEO BMO Financial Group
Christopher Begy is U.S. Country Head & CEO BMO Financial Group. His appointment was effective on August 1, 2013.
Mr. Begy joined Bank of Montreal in 1987 from a “Big Four” accounting firm where he was a director in the financial services practice. His first executive appointment was Vice President, Taxation in 1989. He was subsequently appointed Chief Accountant, then Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. He was appointed Chief Auditor in 2001.
Mr. Begy, a Chartered Accountant by profession, has long been engaged in standard-setting for accounting and auditing. He has chaired the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Accounting Standards Board and served as a member of working teams on accounting standards with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He has also been a member of the International Accounting Standards Board Advisory Committee on Financial Institution Reporting and the CICA’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and Canadian Performance Reporting Board.
Mr. Begy has actively participated as a volunteer for numerous associations in the Toronto area.
Mr. Begy holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. In recognition of his work for the profession and the community, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.