Albert Yu

Albert Yu is CEO Asia for BMO Financial Group, a diversified global financial services conglomerate, consisting of the Bank of Montreal and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Mr. Yu is responsible for all businesses entities and interests of BMO Financial Group throughout the Asia Pacific countries. He is a director of the board and the president of Bank of Montreal (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned locally incorporated banking subsidiary in Mainland China. He also serves as director of board of COFCO Trust in Beijing as well as BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. in Hong Kong. Mr. Yu has been in Beijing, BMO’s Asia headquarters, since 2009.

Mr. Yu is an accomplished banker with over two decades of global experience in capital markets and wealth management across China, Asia Pacific, North American and Latin American markets.

Mr. Yu started his career with Bankers Trust in Toronto, where he held various trading, investment banking and management positions. Since 1994, Mr. Yu was managing director and head of Financial Products Marketing for North America with CIBC World Markets and relocated to New York in 1998. Mr. Yu joined HSBC in New York in 2000 as managing director leading a portfolio of HSBC’s capital markets businesses in U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Mr. Yu has a Master's of Science in business administration from University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours, from University of Windsor.

Mr. Yu also serves on Sauder's China Advisory Council.