Being an internationally experienced manager, Ms. Dyanne Carenza has worked for various financial institutions with global operations abroad. Trilingual with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services’ industry, she is driven by her passion to share Canadian expertise and professionalism. In this regard, she has been actively involved in leading exploratory trade missions and has participated in the acquisition and integration of acquisitions abroad. Ms. Carenza is now Vice-president, Commercial Banking Services and International at National Bank.
1. What does your company do?
National Bank is the leading bank in Quebec offering a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is also the sixth largest bank in Canada with branches in almost every province. Clients in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world are served through a network of representative offices, subsidiaries and partnerships.
2. Who are your clients?
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services elsewhere in the world.
3. What makes your company stand out in the Montréal Business community? What is your expertise?
Commercial Banking serves the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and large companies across Canada. Account managers specializing in agriculture, agribusiness, film and television, health, high technology, real estate financing and business transfers are key business partners with its clients. In addition, a team specialized in international trade facilitates the business development of its clients abroad.
4. What are the three words that best describe greater Montréal?
Multicultural – Welcoming – Dynamic
5. What advice would you give a foreign company that want to invest in greater Montréal?
When establishing an office abroad, companies make sure to look for expert advisory services to help them operate in their new business context. Their success is highly dependant on their ability to secure first class advice and services. By relying on a bank that offers financial and management solutions, foreign companies can make sure their credit, transactional, liquidity management and insurance needs are taken care of from the outset. This leads to a greater focus on business development, building a solid client base and establishing a strong brand locally. Over the years, National Bank is a bank that has focused on supporting businesses and individual clients settling in Montreal. Also, our extensive network of correspondents around the world and our offices abroad (Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Cuba, Sao Paulo, New York) together with the assistance and expertise of our different specialists have allowed us to provide help and support to these customers according to their needs. National Bank offers solutions to meet the development needs of all companies entering the market, from SMEs to large corporations.