BMO Financial appointed Diane Cooper, formerly president and CEO of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution business, to the BMO Financial board of directors.

In previous roles, Cooper served in a number of key leadership positions at GE Capital, including leading the GE Capital Equipment Finance and Equipment Finance Services businesses, and acting as president and CEO of Commercial Finance – Capital Solutions and President and CEO of GE Consumer’s Storage USA.

“Diane’s wealth of knowledge and financial services expertise, as well as her legacy of building and sustaining customer relationships, will help drive the further success of the bank,” said Frank Clark, chair of the board, BMO Financial. “She has had an extremely impressive career at GE Capital over the past 30 years, and we are very pleased to have her join our board.”