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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced changes to its group executive committee on Friday. 

Nadine Ahn, senior vice president, and head of investor relations and RBC Capital Markets Finance, will transition to the role of chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1. She will succeed Rod Bolger, who’s leaving RBC after 10 years with the bank. 

Ahn joined RBC 22 years ago and has held multiple senior finance roles in divisions such as corporate treasury and RBC Capital Markets Finance. Ahn will assume responsibility for corporate development as part of her new mandate.

Maria Douvas, executive vice-president and general counsel, has been appointed as chief legal officer, effective immediately. Prior to joining RBC in 2016, Douvas was a partner at an international law firm as well as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and she’s held roles at RBC related to litigation and employment law. 

Neil McLaughlin, group head of personal and commercial banking, will assume responsibility for RBC Ventures following Mike Dobbins’ Nov. 1 departure. 

Dobbins, who previously held the position of group head, RBC Ventures and corporate development, has been at bank for more than a decade.

Ahn, Douvas and McLaughlin will report to Dave McKay, RBC’s president and chief executive officer.