Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mutual Funds Inc. and leads RBC’s eight personal and business regions in Canada. This includes more than 20,000 advisors in branches and business centres, and industry-leading specialist teams such as Commercial Banking, Financial Planning, Investment and Retirement Planners and Mortgage Specialists. More than 10,000 of these advisors are also licensed through Royal Mutual Funds Inc.
Katie is responsible for setting and leading the execution of distribution strategies that enable RBC’s “digitally-enabled relationship bank” strategy, and deliver outstanding client loyalty and growth. From 2013 to 2019, Katie also had overall leadership responsibility for RBC’s presence in the Caribbean, following her successful repositioning of the region’s personal, business and corporate banking businesses. She brings more than 30 years of RBC experience and has held a variety of executive roles across the P&CB network and head office including Strategy, Human Resources, Distribution Strategy, Operations, Group Risk Management and Regional President.
Committed to community leadership, Katie is a member of the United Way Greater Toronto’s Board of Trustees as well as their Campaign Cabinet, and past member of their Major Giving Cabinet. She was co-chair of RBC’s 2016/17 United Way employee giving campaign. She is also past board member of RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, Lakehead University, Manitoba Business Council and Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Jack.org, a Canadian charity dedicated to training and empowering young people to revolutionize mental health.
Katie holds an MBA from Western University – Richard Ivey School of Business and a Partners, Directors and Senior Officers certificate as well as an Institute-Certified Director (ICD.D) certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors.