Christopher J. Carey

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christopher J. Carey is executive vice president and chief financial officer of City National Bank.

Mr. Carey is also chairman and chief executive officer of RBC U.S. Group Holdings, the intermediate holding company for Royal Bank of Canada’s U.S. operations. They include RBC Capital Markets (U.S.), RBC Wealth Management (U.S.), RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.), RBC Bank (Georgia) and City National Bank.

At City National, Mr. Carey oversees the finance, accounting and treasury functions, as well as asset/liability management, insurance, information technology services and call center operations, and banking operations and investment services. He also is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and its three-member Strategy and Planning Committee.

Mr. Carey has 32 years of experience as an executive in the banking industry. He joined City National in July 2004 from Cincinnati-based Provident Financial Group Inc., where he had been executive vice president and CFO since 1998. Before that, he was the CFO of CoreStates Bank in Philadelphia. He also worked at AEL Industries Inc., a publicly held manufacturing company, and at Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Carey serves on the board of BrightLine, a private company that is the leading provider of advanced TV technology. BrightLine enables marketers to take advantage of the entire scale of over-the-top and smart TV advertising opportunities. He also serves on the advisory board for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families. In addition, he chairs the board of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and serves on the L.A. Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness.

Mr. Carey earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.