Ara Movsessian


Ara Movsessian

Director, Wealth Banking

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Ara Movsessian brings over 17 years of banking and credit experience to his role as Director, Wealth Banking at Manulife Private Wealth. His exemplified customer focus, initiatives, and leadership aid in his collaboration with his Manulife partners to provide customized banking, borrowing, and investment solutions for MPW clients.

The earlier stages of his career consisted of roles with increasing levels of responsibility and impact in retail banking, including working with High Net Worth clients in the affluent area of White Rock, BC. Ara also spent 6 years as a Senior Commercial Account Manager where he was recognized as a top national performer in customer satisfaction survey results and other sales metrics. He has successfully initiated and executed marketing initiatives, and operational improvement projects for his business unit. He has been a coach to junior staff helping to form and implement customized development plans, a resource for more complex and sophisticated credits, and has performed rotations as District Manager, Trainer, and Underwriter.

Ara holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, a Certification in Adult Training and Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario).

Ara enjoys competitive soccer and volleyball and is also a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement Canada. He lives in Thornhill with his wife of 8 years and 2 children.


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