Board of Directors

Zool Samji Expand/Collapse

Director and Chairman of the Board, Member of Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Mr. Samji’s career has included heading up two banks and a trust company as President and CEO and Managing Director and holding senior leadership positions in life insurance and finance companies. His experience has spanned the management of these financial services businesses, finance, IT, and operations. In these roles he has established two new banks, lead merger, acquisition and restructuring activities. At present, Mr. Samji selectively undertakes work in the areas of strategy and establishment of new banks. He has been actively involved on councils and boards of the Ismaili community in Toronto.Mr. Samji is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario – CA, Accounting and Finance.

Shenglin Xian Expand/Collapse

Initial Founder, Director and Vice Chair of the Board, Member of Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Mr. Shenglin Xian is the President of Shenglin Financial Group Inc., a leading financial advisory firm based in North York, Ontario.  Mr. Xian is one of the top London Life leading financial security advisors and a member of the Wealth & Estate Planning Group (WEPG), which is a part of Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life insurance company. WEPG is a group of specialized financial security advisors focused on serving the complex needs of affluent and established Canadians. Shenglin Financial Group Inc. has been listed in the PROFIT 500 Canada ranking for three consecutive years, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Xian is a renowned successful Canadian entrepreneur who has been working in the financial service industry for 26 years. Mr. Xian, personally, and Shenglin Financial Group Inc. both remained on the list of London Life Top Producers for many years. 

Mr. Xian also founded Shenglin Holding Company which operates several subsidiaries in real estate development both in Canada and China, pharmaceutical technology, e-commerce platforms, property management and financial investment. 

Mr. Xian is a graduate from Henan Normal University majoring in English Literature.  He immigrated to Canada in 1990. He has devoted himself Chinese community activities ever since he came to Canada. He was the Founder and President of the Henan Association of Canada (Toronto), Founder and Chairman of Henan Fellowship Association of Canada (B.C.) and Founder and President of Canadian Chinese Financial Consultants Association (CCFCA).

Roman Oryschuk Expand/Collapse

Director and Vice Chair of the Board, Member of Governance, Conduct Review and Human Resources Committee, Member of Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Mr. Oryschuk is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of GLOBAL CHANGE LEADERS (Montreal, QC/London, England) since 2011.  Previously, he held leadership positions in Europe and Canada with General Electric, National Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Canada, including President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Solutions Europe.

Mr. Oryschuk holds an MBA as well as a B.Comm. from McGill University.  Since 2011, he has been an adjunct professor at HEC Montreal - a business school affiliated with the University of Montreal. He is also a Director of not-for-profit organizations aimed at youth.

Jack (Dashu) Zhu Expand/Collapse

Director and President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Mr. Zhu is a seasoned and results-driven financial services executive both in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Wealth One Bank of Canada, Mr. Zhu's major leadership positions include the CEO at the Nagelmackers Bank in Belgium, EVP and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Jiangsu Bank of China, President and CEO of the Bank of China (Canada) and a division head at the head office of Bank of China in Beijing. During his time as President and CEO of the Bank of China (Canada), Jack  led the Bank’s significant growth in its retail service network and credit business within the Canadian Chinese community.

Mr. Zhu holds PhD and Master’s degrees of systems engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University; and a Bachelor degree in Geophysics from Beijing University.

Morris Chen Expand/Collapse


Mr. Chen is a successful and experienced entrepreneur who currently primarily engages in real estate development projects.

Mr. Chen is actively involved in various non-for-profit associations. He chairs the North America Investment and Trade Promotion Association which aims to promote investment, trade and cooperation between China and Canada, China and the USA, and to strengthen business relations between Chinese and North American enterprises.


Yuansheng Ou Yang Expand/Collapse


Mr. Ou Yang immigrated to Canada from China in 1990. He is a successful multi-industry, multi-continental Canadian entrepreneur. Currently, Mr. Ou Yang is the President of Ou Yang Group, which operates in China and North America. It has multiple subsidiary companies engaged in various industries such as real estate development, international and domestic trading, medical technology, business investment, financial investment and large wholesale and retail supermarket businesses.

Mr. Ou Yang is a well-known Chinese community leader in Toronto who has held leadership roles in numerous Chinese community associations, including founder and past President of Canada Pingtan Association and Chairman of the Canada Confederation of Fujian Associations.

Marianne Taggio Expand/Collapse

Director and Chair of the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, Member of Governance, Conduct Review and Human Resources Committee

Ms. Taggio is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience directing the visions, strategies, and mandates of major Canadian corporations.  She has held executive roles with TD Financial Group, CIBC, HEPCOE and Meridian Credit Unions as well as served as CEO with Educators Financial Group (formerly Ontario Teachers Group Financial), where she directed the organization through a transformation that achieved unprecedented success.

In addition to her business achievements, Ms. Taggio serves on the Board for Havergal College. Previously she sat on the Executive Advisory Committee for JP Powers Canada and served as a mentor with the Canadian Marketing Association and an executive coach with TEC Canada.

Ms. Taggio studies span a range of fields in strategy, marketing, and business administration attending York University, Queen’s University and the University of Maryland. She holds the exclusive Certified Corporate Director designation at the DeGroot School of Business.

Ian McLeod Expand/Collapse

Director and Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. McLeod has a proven record of achievement established in senior executive, financial and board positions for industry-leading institutions, including having served as CEO of HEPCOE Credit Union.   Mr. McLeod had a vision of creating an Ontario based credit union that would serve a broad base of customers throughout the province. Under his strategic and operational direction HEPCOE merged with Niagara Credit Union to form Meridian Credit Union, Ontario’s largest credit union.  Ian has also served on the Board of Directors for various charitable organizations, including VON Canada where he also served as a member of the Executive Committee and chaired the Finance and Audit Committee. 

Mr. McLeod is a CPA, CA in Ontario, CPA (Illinois) and also holds a B.A. (History & Political Science) from the University of Windsor.

Jeffrey Graham Expand/Collapse

Director and Chair of the Governance, Conduct Review and Human Resources Committee

Jeffrey Graham is the national leader of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.He has extensive experience advising domestic and international financial entities on compliance with federal and provincial laws and regulations, including the Bank Act (Canada).

Mr. Graham holds B.Comm. and B.C.L./LL.B. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and graduate degrees in international legal studies from Cambridge University, UK and Columbia University in New York.

Mr. Graham was first admitted to practice in the Province of Quebec and is currently a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia in the United States and the Province of Ontario.

Alfred Lau Expand/Collapse

Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. Lau is a director and chief executive officer of a private equity fund with operations in Hong Kong and Beijing. Prior to his current role, Mr. Lau was a partner of KPMG with over 35 years of experience at key locations around the world, including Beijing, Vancouver and London. He has held senior positions within KPMG including co-leader of the audit practice in Beijing and co-leader of the China Practice in Canada. He was the Audit Engagement Partner for a number of multi-national, Fortune 500 companies, listed companies on the TSX and Chinese enterprises. 

Mr. Lau is a former director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SUCCESS, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Canada.

Alfred is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and has a solid understanding of the business and operating environment in Canada and China. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1980 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1982. Alfred also has a Certified Public Accountant designation in the United States.

Daryl Yeo Expand/Collapse

Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. Yeo is an accomplished corporate director and retired senior executive with a proven track record of over four decades in the financial services industry, including 25 years at RBC. Mr. Yeo has broad-based experience covering the spectrum of consumer, business and major client markets, as well as varied lending and cash management businesses, including international trade finance and investment banking. Mr. Yeo has also served for eight years as an independent director, with particular focus on risk management and corporate governance, to two federally regulated Trust Companies engaged in consumer and business deposit taking and lending, including residential and commercial mortgages.

Mr. Yeo holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta, is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has achieved the professional ICD.D director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management.