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Senior Fellow

Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission



Maureen Jensen has been a leader in the investment industry and securities regulation for more than 20 years. She is the Past Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). As the first woman to lead the OSC, Jensen demonstrated that she is a fierce advocate for investor protection and a champion for reducing regulatory burdens on businesses.

Jensen served as the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC from 2011 – 2016, prior to her appointment as its Chair and CEO serving from 2016-2020. Before joining the OSC, Jensen was SVP, Surveillance and Compliance at IIROC from 2008-2011.

Prior to the formation of IIROC in 2008, Jensen was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., the independent national market regulation services provider for Canadian equity markets. She has also held senior regulatory and business positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange, and had a career in the mining industry, holding both executive and technical management positions with several resource companies.

Jensen is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo), holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa). She is currently a Director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, a public governor of FINRA the SRO in the US, Vice Chair, Board of Directors at the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision and is Chair of The Prosperity Project.  She also sits on the Windsor business school Deans advisory committee and the Capital Markets Institute Advisory Committee at the Rotman School of business.