Head of Global Markets, BMO Capital Markets
Deland Kamanga (Business Leader Champion) is an accomplished senior leader with a deep passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, industry, and society. As Head of Global Markets at BMO Capital Markets, Deland leads by example, encouraging senior leaders to become inclusion and equity advocates and challenging every employee to live with these same values. Deland is an active member of BMO’s Leadership Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Co-Chair of the BMO Capital Markets Diversity Steering Committee, Co-Chair for BMO’s Black Latino Advisory Council, and Executive Sponsor for the BMO’s Black Professionals Network Canada ERG. With his guidance, BMO Capital Markets has enhanced programs and policies that drive a more inclusive culture, including returnships, parental leaves, and hiring procedures that directly impact women. His championship of DEI has led to an increased presence of women at all levels in Global Markets and more women with the potential to advance to senior roles across the firm. Deland’s contributions extend into the community as Board member of both the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Women in Capital Markets and on the Board of Trustees for Sick Kids Hospital.