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The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Morning Vibe™ – May 20, 2022 [Video]

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Morning Vibe™ – May 20, 2022

The Morning Vibe™ is a twice a week live conversation (Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. EST) with Dr. Vibe and Ryan Oneil Knight.

Whether they discuss important subjects between themselves or have conversations with people who you need to know about, their goal is to create a positive Morning Vibe!!

Ray Williams is a financial services executive with more than 35 years of experience in Global Capital Markets. His expertise is in debt capital markets and has held leadership roles in marketing, trading, risk advisory & execution as well as securitization.

Mr. Williams currently holds the position of Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Financial Markets at National Bank Financial, one of the top six investment dealers in Canada.

Mr. Williams is also committed to community engagement, in particular in the area of diversity and inclusion efforts. He serves on leadership boards for various organizations, including 100Strong Foundation.

He is an outspoken champion of workplace diversity and is a Past & Founding President (2000) and continuing member of The Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) the pre-eminent professional trade organization for minorities in the financial services industry.

Mr. Williams is also a member of Centennial College’s Financial Services Program Advisory Committee and has been a past Guest Lecturer at both Centennial and McMaster University De Groote School of Business and currently sits on the Pension Investment Management Committee (PIMC) of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada.

Mr. Williams holds undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from North Staffs University (BA (Hons) Economics) and Coventry University (Master of Arts) in the United Kingdom.

He is an avid cook having received his Culinary Certification from Toronto’s George Brown College Continuing Education programme in 2011.

Mr. Williams also completed and obtained his ICD.D designation (Institute of Corporate Directors certification) from the Institute of Corporate Directors in conjunction with The Rotman School of Management in March 2012. He was co-valedictorian for his class, #DEP 36 with Bill Robson, The President & CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute.

He was also the recipient of the Planet Africa Award for Professional Excellence in Dec 2012.

In 2018 Mr. Williams was awarded The Ontario Black History’s Society (OBHS) Rev Addie Aylestock Award – “Paving the way for others to follow” as the organisation celebrated its 40th year.

In 2019, he was presented with the President’s Award at the Annual Harry Jerome Awards.

Mr. Williams is also a Co-Founder of the Black Opportunity Fund, established in 2020 and designed to be the largest fund in Canada addressing anti-black racism through social & economic empowerment.

He is also a Executive-in-Residence (EiR) at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and sits on the George Brown College Foundation (GBCF) as Board member.

In June 2021, he was nominated as a Champion of Change by Women in Capital markets (WCM).

Mr. Williams is married to Georgina, his wife of 32 years, and has two adult children.

He resides in Oakville, Ontario.

Ray will be talking about creating greater access to Black business and the Black community.

You can watch our conversation live today (May 20, 2022) at 9 a.m. Eastern/6 a.m. Pacific via:

YouTube –

You can find out more about Ray via:

Instagram – @grazoreats

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,

Dr. Vibe

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