Chief internal auditor
RFA Bank of Canada
Janne Farias has been working in financial services for more than 20 years, including 14 in the mortgage industry. She has held progressively senior roles in internal audit and risk management and has made meaningful contributions to internal controls, risk management and governance processes across a broad range of financial services functions.
As the chief internal auditor for RFA Bank of Canada (formerly Street Capital Bank of Canada), Farias leads the bank’s internal audit strategy, which she built from scratch when she joined the company in 2015. She also played a key role in the bank becoming a federally regulated financial institution and achieving its licence in 2017.
Keeping in mind the challenges faced by small banks, Farias works closely with management and the board to strengthen RFA’s brand and reputation. A constant learner, Farias is a member of the small and mid-size banking forum within the financial services and internal audit communities, sits on the board of directors of a successful fintech, and is a mentor with the Schulich School of Business.