Board of Directors


George M. Sousa

George M. Sousa is the Founder and CEO of Elev8 Global Inc., an executive strategic advisory and management consulting firm that works with global corporations in the development and delivery of sustainable strategic, transformative, digital and innovative change that leverage modern technology and delivery models that achieve compelling business outcomes.

Prior to founding Elev8 Global Inc. in 2020, George spent over 14 years with CIBC where he was most recently a member of CIBC’s Global Executive Leadership Team, serving as the Vice President of Operational Excellence and Finance Shared Services.  George held leadership roles within Technology, Finance and Treasury, Chief Data Office, Risk, Project and Portfolio Management, delivering technological, financial, business, operational and regulatory results locally and globally.

Before CIBC, George served as President of Inception Consulting Group Inc. and lead transformational engagements in the Canadian Banking Sector.  George began his 22-year career with companies such as Legato Systems Inc. and BCE Emergis Inc., delivering business and technology innovation in the Health, Payments and North American Financial Services Sector.

As a highly-respected inclusive visionary executive with 17 years of leadership experience, George has consistently inspired organizations, establishing progressive purpose anchored cultures that embody inclusion and diversity, focus on employees, partners and clients which yield satisfaction and commitment results well above industry norms.

George is an advocate for leaders giving back and improving the future of following generations, influencing progression for communities in need, actively leading, sponsoring and supporting inclusion and diversity, mental health and various health and well-being related societies and committees.