Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a distinguished leader and expert in the Canadian securities industry. With over 30 years' experience as a senior regulator, executive and lawyer, Susan enriches the firm’s corporate finance practice, particularly in the areas of capital markets, investment management and registration and corporate governance.
Susan has significantly influenced the direction of capital markets regulation and standards of investor protection and education in Canada and internationally. She currently serves on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards, including as Chair of the Aequitas NEO Exchange, a Governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and a member of the Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada and Aecon Group Inc. Formerly, Susan was the founding President and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Her tenure with the organization began after serving as the President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association (IDA) where she was responsible for leading the merger of the IDA and Market Regulation Services Inc. to form IIROC. Before joining the IDA, Susan worked in progressively senior capacities at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), including as Vice Chair and as Acting Chair. Prior to her appointment as Vice Chair, she served as General Counsel and Director of International Affairs, representing the OSC on various standard-setting committees of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Susan is a frequent speaker at various media events, conferences and seminars in Canada and abroad.