Junia Freitas, Senior Manager, Learning Effectiveness, Scotiabank
Junia Freitas started her career as a Systems Analyst with IBM, first in a customer facing role, and then in IT, creating systems to manage and measure operations. At Celestica – a Canadian manufacturing services company with 30,000 employees in 15 countries – she held progressively more senior positions in Manufacturing, Finance, Global Customer Operations, Global Learning & Development, and lastly as Director of Corporate Strategy. Junia then ventured into her own business as a Life Coach, worked for a start-up in Toronto creating a service in the exciting field of brain science, and was a General Manager for a small company that brought international students to study in Canada. In 2014 Junia joined Scotiabank, where she applies her breadth of experiences into the field of Learning, as Senior Manager of Learning Effectiveness and Sustainment.
Junia holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, and an MBA from the University of Toronto. She lives in Collingwood, Ontario, with her husband and their two children.