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Howard Hammond

President & Chief Executive Officer
City National Bank

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Howard Hammond is the president & chief executive officer of City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada. He is also a member of City National’s board of directors and the executive committee of RBC's U.S. intermediate holding company.

Howard is City National’s fifth CEO since the company was founded in January 1954. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and a strong track record of transforming organizations for operational strength and risk management. Prior to joining City National in November 2023, he held numerous leadership roles at Fifth Third Bancorp, a large commercial bank and the ninth-largest U.S.-based consumer bank, including head of Consumer Banking, head of Retail Banking and Brokerage Distribution and managing director of Fifth Third Securities. Howard began his career at Citigroup where he rose from management associate to eventually manage the largest investment group within Citicorp Investment Services.

Howard earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and earned an MBA in finance from Wagner College in New York City.