Chief Executive Officer
May 27, 2016
Scott Banda is Chief Executive Officer of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), a position he has held since February 2010. Scott joined FCL in 2002 as the Legal Affairs Manager. In November 2004, he was appointed to the position of Vice-President, Corporate & Legal Affairs.
As CEO of FCL, Scott has led a forward-focused and values-based approach to doing business. He and his leadership team are challenging and evolving business processes, especially in the areas of talent management, brand, technology and business development to maintain and grow Co-op’s relevance. He is a passionate advocate of Co-op and its importance to communities. In 2013, Scott was recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Men of Influence by the Saskatchewan Business Magazine. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science’s most distinguished alumni.
Prior to joining FCL, Scott worked for AREVA Resources Canada and Saskatchewan Crown Investments Corporation. Scott graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science with Honours in History in 1986 and from Law School in 1990. He is also a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management. Scott presently serves on the Board of the Desjardins General Insurance Group and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority and has served on other Boards including the Saskatoon Co-operative Association Limited and the Desjardins Group Advisory Committee.
FCL is owned by approximately 170 retail co-operatives. Together they provide goods and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities throughout Western Canada. FCL itself is the largest non-financial co-operative in Canada with revenues of $9.8 billion, the 58th largest company in Canada, the largest in Saskatchewan and in 2015 was recognized as Saskatchewan’s Business of the Year. Scott and his wife Tracy have two daughters.