Ellen M. Costello

Retired Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Corporation
Director Since: 2018
Ellen Costello served as Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Corporation and U.S. Country Head of BMO Financial Group (a global diversified financial services company headquartered in Toronto, Canada) before retiring in July 2013. Prior to taking on these roles in the firm’s Chicago office in 2011, she was Group Head of Personal and Commercial Banking for the U.S. and the Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank N.A. and BMO Financial Corporation from 2006-2011. Prior to this, she held a number of capital markets leadership roles in Canada, Asia and the U.S. Ms. Costello currently is a director of Citigroup, Inc., New York, New York (a global diversified financial services company), where she has served since 2016 and where she serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Management Committee. She also serves as a director of Citigroup’s subsidiary, Citibank, N.A. In addition, Ms. Costello also serves on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of its Audit and Finance committees. She is a former director of D+H Corporation (a global fintech company), where she served from 2014-2017 and was Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She also served as a director of BMO Financial Corporation’s Board, BMO’s independent U.S. Board of Directors, from 2006-2013.