Sarabjit (Sabi) Marwah


Sabi Marwah is a Senator at the Senate of Canada. He retired as the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) in 2014, a position he held since 2008. As Vice Chairman, Sabi was responsible for many of Scotiabank’s corporate financial and administrative functions and was actively involved in developing the bank’s strategic plans and priorities, including acquisitions both in Canada and internationally.

His career with Scotiabank spanned 35 years, during which he held several senior positions including Senior Vice-President and Comptroller, and Executive Vice-President. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 1998 and Senior Executive Vice-President and CFO in 2002.

Sabi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics – Honours) from the University of Calcutta, a Master of Economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA (Finance) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Ryerson University in 2012 and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2017.