Toronto Centre's headquarters is based in Toronto, Canada, and we have a large network of experts across the globe who work with the Centre in various capacities – as advisors, board members, authors of program materials and case studies, and as teachers at our programs.
President and CEO
Babak Abbaszadeh joined Toronto Centre in 2010. Former Director – Stakeholder Relations, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; former Director – Government and Industry Relations, Sun Life Financial; former Chief of Staff to two senior cabinet ministers.
Stefan Ingves joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 1999 and was appointed as Chair in 2018. Former Governor, Central Bank of Sweden; former Chair, Basel Committee for Banking Supervision; former Director, Monetary and Financial Systems Department, International Monetary Fund.
Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Bill Coen joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2019. Former Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; former Chair, Basel Committee’s Policy Development Group; former Chair, Basel Committee’s Task Force on Corporate Governance and the Coherence and Calibration Task Force.
Timothy N.J. Antoine
Timothy N. J. Antoine joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2023. Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB); Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank, the Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange and the Chairman of CCRIF SPC; former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; former Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean in the World Bank Group.
Elsie Addo Awadzi
Elsie Addo Awadzi joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2023. Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana; former Senior Counsel of the IMF’s Legal Department (Financial and Fiscal Law Unit); former Commissioner of Ghana’s Securities & Exchange Commission; former Senior Treasury Dealer at Barclays Bank Ghana.
Barry Campbell joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2016. Founder and President, Campbell Strategies; former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, The Right Honourable Paul Martin from 1993 to 1997; former partner of McCarthy Tétrault and of Torys; former Legal Counsellor at the IMF.
Jennifer Elliott joined Toronto Centre in 2022. She works as an Advisor, Monetary and Capital Markets Department. In her current role she is responsible for coordination of financial sector and central banking policy and surveillance in Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as work on fragile and conflicted affected states.
Aurora Ferrari joined Toronto Centre's Board of Directors in 2020. Adviser to the EFI Vice President; former Manager, Financial Stability, Bank Regulation and Supervision unit of the World Bank; former manager of financial sector policy advice and programs in Europe and North Africa.
Socorro Heysen joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2019. Superintendent of Banks, Insurance and Pension Fund Administrators, Peru. Former Deputy General Manager of Studies, Financiera Confianza; former Economist – Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund.
Dezsö J. Horváth
Dezsö J. Horváth joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 1998. Dean and Chair in Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, York University; former member, Board of Advisors for the Canada Global Leadership Initiative, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former fellow, World Economic Forum.
Marie-Lucie Morin joined Toronto Centre's Board in 2022. Member, National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA); former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet; former Deputy Minister for International Trade and Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean at the World Bank.
Carolyn Rogers joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2022. Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; former Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; former Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions; former Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of the integrated financial sector regulator of British Columbia, the Financial Institutions Commission.
Peter Routledge joined Toronto Centre’s Board in 2021. Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI); former President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC); former Senior Advisor, Department of Finance.
Chair, Banking Advisory Board
Clive Briault became Chair of Toronto Centre’s Banking Advisory Board in 2015. Former senior adviser on regulation at KPMG; Consultant to the IMF, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank. Former Managing Director of Retail Markets, Director of Central Policy, and Director, Prudential Standards at the Financial Services Authority.
Chair, Insurance and Pensions Advisory Board
Carl Hiralal became Chair of Toronto Centre’s Insurance and Pensions Advisory Board in 2020. Former Inspector of Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago; former Senior Director – Banks and Insurance Companies/Pension Plans, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Chair, Securities Advisory Board
Jean Lorrain became Chair of Toronto Centre's Securities Advisory Board in 2020. Former Senior Director of International Affairs and Strategic Oversight, Autorité des Marchés Financiers du Québec (AMF); former Corporate Secretary, Cambior Inc.; former manager, Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec.
Phang Hong Lim
Senior Director, Supervisory Guidance
Phang Hong Lim joined Toronto Centre in 2015. Former risk management MD, Deutsche Bank; former Chief Risk Officer, CIMB Group; former Division Head – banking and integrated supervision, specialist risk supervision, internal risk management, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Senior Director, Programs
Anatol Monid joined Toronto Centre as a Program Director in 2020. Former Program Leader – Toronto Centre; former Executive Director, Licensing and Market Conduct Division – Financial Services Commission of Ontario; former Senior Supervision, Financial Institutions Group – Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Dr. Hooi Eng Phang
Hooi Eng Phang joined Toronto Centre in 2007. Former Executive Director – South East Asia Voting Group, International Monetary Fund; former Senior Director – Economics Department, Bank Negara Malaysia; former Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Senior Program Director
Demet Çanakçı joined Toronto Centre in 2014. Former Deputy Head – Financial Sector Assessment Division, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey; former Deputy Head, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Türkiye; former Economist, International Monetary Fund.
Chuin Hwei Ng
Senior Program Director
Chuin Hwei Ng joined Toronto Centre in 2018. Former Director – Prudential Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Head – Regional Surveillance Function, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research.
Senior Program Director
Shelina Visram joined Toronto Centre in 2017. Former supervisor – Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions; formerly worked for several life insurance companies in a number of actuary roles; Associate of Canadian Institute of Actuaries; Associate of Society of Actuaries.
Juan Carlos Alfaro
Juan Carlos Alfaro joined Toronto Centre as a Program Director in 2023. Former Deputy Superintendent for Financial Conglomerates, Banking and Insurance - Financial Superintendency of Colombia (SFC). Former Chief Risk Officer - Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR). Former employee of the Banking Superintendency of Colombia for six years.
Arvind Baghel joined Toronto Centre as a Program Director in 2021. Former Director of Supervision – DFSA; former Head of Supervision – Insurance Commission of the Bahamas; former Managing Director – OSFI.
Richa Goyal joined the Toronto Centre in July 2021. Richa has over two decades of experience as a financial services regulator as well as an industry professional.
Ivone Morais is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of supervisory and banking experience. Former employee at OSFI for 14 years.
Eric Pezet joined the Toronto Centre as a Program Director in August 2023. He has more than 20-years financial services regulatory and technology experience. Most recently, he led his own consulting company, where he advised emerging and developing countries’ capital markets agencies on development. Prior to this, Eric was Business Development Manager at the Euronext group in Paris.
Harry Krishan Mohith
Harry Krishan Mohith joined the Toronto Centre as Program Manager in May 2023. Over 20 years with the Financial Services Commission Mauritius, he held various progressive positions, including Manager, AML & CFT. Harry was also seconded as a Manager to the Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community.