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Bruce Rigal

Head of Department - Business, Law and Society

Bruce brings his 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in banking, financial services and general management (Canadian Utilities Limited, Oliver Wyman & Co., S.G. Warburg, Syntek Capital and Deutsche Bank) to St Mary’s. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 1984 with a major in Finance. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989 with Specialisations in Finance and International Business and he recently completed an MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick (2018). 

Bruce first joined Deutsche Bank (DB) in 1995 in Equity Capital Markets focusing on Emerging Markets. From 2001 to 2010 he was Global COO of Corporate Finance and then Global Banking. From 2010 to 2011 he was Deputy Global COO of the Corporate and Investment Bank. He was a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee, the Group Operations Committee, the Group Asset and Liability Management Committee and the UK Regional Governance Board. He Chaired the UK People Committee and was senior mentor to the Women in European Business Group. In 2011 Bruce took a sabbatical and was the Distinguished Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago in the UK.Bruce was Global COO of DB’s Human Resources Division from 2012 to 2014.

Bruce’s teaching reflects his interests in the fields of Behavioural Economics, Behavioural Finance, Business Ethics, Corporate Finance, Human Resources and Research Methods. He consults in the fields of performance management, motivation and compensation and has been Director of the Future of Financial Services Initiative at the University of Chicago. He has a particular interest in how new findings in behavioural science can positively impact business performance.