Richard William Nesbitt (born October 7, 1955) is a Canadian financial executive. Is currently the president and CEO of Global Risk Institute in Financial Services. In addition he is also an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto where he teaches a course at the Rotman School of Management, entitled "How Banks Work: Management in a New Regulatory Age". Richard is also chair of the Advisory Board of the Mind Brain Behaviour Hive at the same University.
He became CEO of CIBC World Markets on February 29, 2008, replacing former CIBC World Markets head Brian Shaw (Encana Corp).
Until his resignation in January 2008, he was the CEO of TSX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. He is on the Board of Directors of TSX Group, the World Federation of Exchanges, Market Regulation Services, CanDeal, Frontier College and the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada. Nesbitt was a governor (member of the board of directors) of the Toronto Stock Exchange from 1996 until December 1999.