Joanne De Laurentiis, President & CEO,
Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
Joanne De Laurentiis was appointed President & CEO of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) in January 2006. IFIC is the voice of the mutual fund industry in Canada.
Joanne’s career has focused on managing and guiding multi-stakeholder financial services organizations. She has served in a leadership capacity for several organizations: as the President & CEO of Credit Union Central of Canada (2001-2005) the national organization for Canada’s credit union system outside Quebec; President of Mondex Canada (1998-2001) a joint venture of Canada’s largest deposit taking institutions testing a stored value application on a smart card; and the first President of the Interac Association (1994-1998), Canada’s national debit card payment network.
Before joining Interac, she served as Vice President, Public Affairs for the Canadian Bankers Association (1985-1994) and as chief of staff to the Minister of Labour, and Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations in the Ontario Government (1978-1985).
She has served on a number of Boards including: Chair of Ethical Funds, and Credential Financial; Board member of Concentra Financial, Cumis Insurance, Agrifinance, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation; Toronto Board of Trade, and several others. Currently she serves on the Board of the Southdown Institute, a not-for-profit treatment centre and the Ontario Press Council.
She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.