Gabriel Leiva von Bovet
Executive Vice President, Global Services
Gabriel has been with Zafin since 2016 in the position of Executive Vice President for Global Services, leveraging over 30 years of international and domestic business and IT services experience, primarily focused on the banking sector.
He is a results oriented executive, with a passion for organization development, practice growth and general management, and a strong understanding of emerging and established markets.
Prior to joining Zafin, Gabriel held various senior positions at IBM’s Global Business Services, most recently as Lead Account Partner for Scotiabank and Cluster Lead for the Canadian Banking Cluster, which included clients in Banking, Property & Casualty Insurance and other Financial Services institutions. Before joining IBM in 2011, Gabriel was a Vice President Banking Services at CGI, overseeing sales and account management for all banking and investments accounts.
Prior to coming back to Canada in 2006, Gabriel held senior roles with Unisys where most recently he was Vice President and General Manager for Mexico and Puerto Rico. Prior to that he led the substantial growth of subsidiaries in Philippines, Thailand and Peru. In the Philippines, he was also a board member of LARES Inc., a corporation involved in the computerization and operation of the Philippine land records. Before leaving Canada in 1995 he was the head of Information Services for the Financial Services Industry at Unisys Canada.
Gabriel graduated from the University of Rostock (Germany) where he received his Masters and PhD in Engineering. He’s been a member of the board of the Association of IT Companies in Mexico (AMITI) and Philippines (ITAP), of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and until 2018 President of HispanoTech.ca – a not-for-profit organization devoted to support the success of Hispanics in Canada’s technology sector.