Chief Technology & Operations Officer, BMO Financial Group
Jean-Michel Arès is Chief Technology & Operations Officer, BMO Financial Group. He holds enterprise accountability for the diverse businesses within T&O: Technology Development & Enterprise Infrastructure, Product Operations, Corporate Real Estate and Strategic Sourcing. He is responsible for leading the 9,000 employees in T&O to drive innovation and to partner with business leaders to use technology as a strategic lever in achieving aggressive growth targets and our vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience.
Previously, Mr. Arès was Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, where he was responsible for creating and executing worldwide information technology strategy and infrastructure. He joined that company in 2002 from GE Power Systems, where he served as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Arès came to General Electric in 1996 when he joined the Corporate Initiatives Group. He assumed the position of Chief Information Officer of GE Power Systems later that year. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Arès served clients in telecommunications and banking with McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Arès is on the Board of Trustees of Kings Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Mr. Arès received a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.