Al Ramsay

Vice President and Head 2SLGBTQ+ & Black Customer Segments, TD Bank Group

Creating Connections: Building bridges together as Black Business Stakeholders

As Vice President and Head 2SLGBTQ+ & Black Customer Segments, TD Bank Group, Al and his team act as a key liaison between Retail, Wealth and Business Banking to embed segment support across the enterprise. Designing and executing innovative strategies for both segments, these programs are considered leading edge within the financial industry across North America.

Originally from Jamaica, Al and his family moved to Canada in 1994 to start a new life and complete his education. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Toronto Metropolitan University. Over the past 20 years in the financial industry, Al has held increasingly senior positions supporting TD’s Diversity and Inclusion mandate leading customer, employee, and community initiatives. He has been instrumental in helping TD to become a leader in the 2SLGBTQ+ and communities.

Al’s previous work experience at TD includes: Associate Vice President, Diverse Customer Segments; National Manager, Diversity Community Relations; Senior Manager, Corporate Diversity; Senior Manager, Marketing Diversity and Branch Manager.

Al has a passion for advancing inclusiveness in the workplace and in his community. He spearheaded the launch of several of TD’s Employee Resource Groups, including its 2SLGBTQ+ and Black Employee Networks which have now expanded to include thousands of employees across North America.

He has served on numerous work committees and boards championing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Currently, Al is a board director of The Canadian Opera Company and Rainbow Railroad. He is also a member of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Alumni Advisory Committee and is a trusted advisor to the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

In 2016, Al was awarded TD’s Vision in Action Award, the Bank’s highest honour for an employee. In 2018, Al was awarded the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Trailblazer Alumni Award for his leadership work in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In 2020, Al was the recipient of the International Day of Pink Executive Pride Award and the National Business Leader of the Year by the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding contributions

in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. In 2021, Al was recognized by The Black Professional Business Association, Decade Leaders Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence, and Start Proud Leaders to be Proud of Award, for Professional Excellence. In 2022, Al was honoured by The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention with the Lifetime Advocacy Award, the recipient of the Black on Bay Ball Trailblazer Award and named one of Canada’s 100 Most Influential Black Canadians. In 2023, Al was inducted into Sheridan College’s Pilon School of Business Hall of Fame. Most recently, Al was honoured with Toronto Metropolitan University’s Alumni Awards of Distinction.

In his spare time, Al is an advocate for promoting health, wellness and creating safe spaces for everyone to feel a sense of belonging. He also enjoys mentoring students and young professionals to help them achieve their full potential both personally and professionally.