Atul Varde

Executive Leadership Program - Vancouver Class 01

Atul Varde
Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer
I am based in: Saskatoon


I provide strategic technology management and innovation leadership to Affinity Credit Union. I am responsible for ensuring that IT investments possess an appropriate risk-return profile, while being aligned with the overall business strategy.


Recent participatory initiatives include the introduction of mobile Remote Deposit Capture to Canada, and the piloting of NFC-based debit mobile payments. Prior to my current position, I founded and managed a successful company specializing in financial technology.


I have a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan with continuing professional education from the University of California, Berkeley and the Wharton School.