Ilana Singer is a seasoned securities regulator and lawyer, with close to eight years of experience with the Ontario Securities Commission. In her most recent role as Senior Advisor, International Affairs, Ilana focused on shareholder and investor rights from a global perspective. Ilana’s deep understanding of securities markets and regulation stems from her domestic and international work at the OSC, as well as her experience as a corporate and securities lawyer at McMillan LLP.
At the OSC, Ilana led the International Monetary Fund’s assessment of the securities regulatory framework in Ontario and, as the principal liaison within the OSC on international matters, routinely advised the OSC Chair and Vice-Chairs on areas of international interest. One of Ilana’s key projects was the corporate governance report for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). That IOSCO report focuses on the rights of minority shareholders in listed issuers.
As a lawyer in the OSC’s Corporate Finance Branch, Ilana co-led the development and drafting of National Policy 41-201 Income Trusts and Other Indirect Offerings, and worked on a number of other significant projects and transactions, including the national prospectus instrument.
Ilana is fluent in French, Spanish and Hebrew, and is a member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA). Ilana co-chaired the first AIJA international business trusts conference and is a program leader with the Toronto Centre: Leadership in Financial Supervision. Ilana is also an avid cyclist, swimmer, and triathlete.
Ilana completed her undergraduate studies at Queen’s University, and obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto.
Ilana will start with FAIR Canada on August 11, 2009.