JD/MBA’19 Ekin Ober wins the National Bank Women in Financial Markets Scholarship for 2017!

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JD/MBA'19 Ekin Ober wins the National Bank Women in Financial Markets Scholarship for 2017!

MONTREAL, July 17, 2017 – National Bank is pleased to announce the winners of the Women in Financial Markets Scholarship for 2017. At a reception to honour the recipients, Denis Girouard, Executive Vice-President – Financial Markets, joined by members of the Financial Markets’ team, awarded a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to Florence Godard-Kalogiros and Ekin Ober. These two outstanding student applicants have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in financial markets.

Left-Right: Yanick Blanchard, Managing Director and Head Corporate and Investment Banking, the recipients Florence Godard-Kalogiros and Ekin Ober, and Denis Girouard, Executive Vice-President – Financial Markets, National Bank. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)


  • The winners of this year’s scholarships are enrolled in post graduate studies at a Canadian university:
    • Florence Godard-Kalogiros is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Management, Finance specialization at HEC Montréal.
    • Ekin Ober is currenly undertaking a Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Master of Business Administration at Schulich School of Business.
  • The scholarship program derives its strength from the financial support it offers, but also from the internship and mentorship opportunities that help candidates familiarise themselves with the industry and the culture within National Bank.
  • For many years, National Bank has been rolling out a wide range of measures to increase the representation of women throughout the organization.

Left to Right : Financial markets team members’ Yanick Blanchard, Elaine Barsalou, Sandrine Theroux, Beata Swist, Melissa Tan, France Beauregard, Sandy Lam and Denis Girouard, with the two recipients of the eighth edition Florence Godard-Kalogiros and Ekin Ober (seated).


“Diversity is at the heart of our organizational culture and we are committed to promoting strong women leaders in the Canadian capital markets. We are very proud that our scholarship program, now in its eighth year, keeps attracting such talented candidates. Congratulations and welcome to Florence and Ekin!,” mentioned Denis Girouard, Executive Vice-President – Financial Markets, National Bank.

“This year’s scholarship winners are well-qualified individuals who both have unique backgrounds and experiences that allowed them to discover their passion for finance.  We look forward to furthering their interest in capital markets during their internship,” added France Beauregard, Senior Manager – Human Resources, Financial Markets.


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SOURCE National Bank of Canada

For further information:  Jean-François Lauzon, Advisor – Public Affairs, National Bank, Tel.: 514-394-6097