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Ian Narev | Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank

Ian Narev is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

Ian joined CBA in May 2007 as Group Head of Strategy. In January 2009 he became Group Executive, Business and Private Banking. He assumed his current role in December 2011. His priorities as Chief Executive Officer have focused on people development, customer focus, technology, productivity and financial strength.

Prior to joining CBA, Ian was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm. He worked in McKinsey’s New York, Sydney and Auckland offices from 1998 to 2007. From 2005 until his departure in 2007, Ian was Head of McKinsey’s New Zealand office.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Ian was a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions.