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September 2, 2021 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Joanne De Laurentiis as a Senior Fellow.

“Joanne’s wide experience in the financial and regulatory sectors make her an invaluable source of policy insights,” said Robson. “We are pleased to continue working with her.”

Retired in 2016 as President & CEO of the Investment Funds Institute (IFIC), Joanne De Laurentiis spent her entire career representing financial institutions and engaging, on their behalf, with a wide range of provincial and federal regulatory and government bodies in the development of sound regulatory and public policy.

Before joining IFIC she served as CEO of Credit Union Central of Canada, Mondex Canada and Interac; Vice-President of Public Affairs for the Canadian Bankers Association; and chief of staff to the Honourable Robert Elgie, Minister in the Ontario Government. She holds a Masters in Political Science from Western University.

In retirement, she continues to provide regulatory and policy advice and serves on several public and not-for-profit boards including as Chair of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), Vice-Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission, Chair of Pimco's Independent Review Committee, Member of Canada Life Funds Independent Review Committee, Peak Financial Advisory Board, and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. She also sits on the board of BeWhere Holdings.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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