Peggy Van De Plassche is an Advisor to the Digital Finance Institute.

She is also the VP Innovation Engagement at CIBC, where she leads the charge on external partnerships and innovation management. A finance professional by trade, Peggy started working in technology 15 years ago, before Fintech was cool or even a word.

Prior to joining CIBC, Peggy worked at CGI and the Bank of Montreal, started a couple of FinTech ventures, invested in tech companies, and consulted for large organizations & startups.

Peggy holds a M.Sc. and a B.B.A. from Ieseg School of Management and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Peggy has been involved in the community as a board member, head of committee and volunteer for several non-profits.

Despite having spent many years in Canada, Peggy still has a very strong French accent from her natal country, as well as a deep love for all things French.