Speaker Profiles

Janet Ecker

Janet Ecker


Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Janet L Ecker is President and
CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), a growing public–private
partnership dedicated to building Toronto as a global financial services
centre. With government and industry support, she has also established the
Global Risk Institute in Financial Services to leverage the sector’s global
reputation for stability, as well as the Centre of Excellence in Financial
Services Education to capitalize on Toronto region’s talent advantages.

A former Ontario Finance Minister,
Ms. Ecker also held the portfolios of Minister of Education, Minister of
Community and Social Services and Government House Leader. Ms. Ecker currently
sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards and agencies and is also a
member of the Ontario Finance Minister’s Economic Advisory Panel.

A frequent public speaker and
media commentator, she was recognized in 2010 as one of the “Most Influential
People in the World’s Financial Centres” by Financial Centres International and
received a “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award” from the Women’s
Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2003. She is also
one of the founders of Equal Voice, a national, multi-partisan organization
working to elect more women.


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