Vivene A. Salmon is Vice-President, Country Compliance Manager, Global Banking and Markets Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is responsible for regulatory change management, privacy and global compliance support for the Canadian business. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vivene practiced law and policy at the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and Gowlings WLG. Preceding entry to the legal profession, Vivene held several roles of increasing responsibility in Crisis Communications and Issues Management in various ministries of the Government of Ontario.
Vivene is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and holds the designation CIPP/C from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has completed several Canadian Securities Institute industry accreditations, including: Chief Compliance Officer Qualifying Exam, Trader Training, and the Canadian Securities Course. Vivene completed her J.D. at the University of Ottawa in 2009 and participated in an International Exchange at Lund University, Faculty of Law in Sweden. Vivene was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010. A committed volunteer in the legal and broader communities, Vivene has volunteered as a Board Member on several non-profit community Boards, including: Food for the Poor Canada, a charity which supports building schools in the Caribbean and Latin America and METRAC – Action on Violence, a non-profit organization which works to prevent violence against women and children in the Toronto Region.
Vivene has membership in several professional organizations: the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA), Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN).
Vivene is the President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and has served on its Board of Directors since 2017. Founded in 1896, the CBA is the voice of the legal profession in Canada and represents 36,000 lawyers, judges, legal educators and law students. Vivene is the first visible minority and first female corporate counsel in the over 100-year history of the organization to hold this position.