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The IESO President and CEO and Leadership Team are responsible for implementing the strategic direction and initiatives for the organization in keeping with its statutory objectives. They also provide advice and recommendations to the IESO Board of Directors.

The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., Chair

Headshot of Joe Oliver, IESO Board Member

Joe Oliver is the former federal Minister of Finance, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the GTA and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence. As finance minister, he represented Canada at G7, G20, IMF and World Bank meetings of finance ministers and governors of central banks. He co-chaired the G20 committee responsible for generating and overseeing country plans to increase global growth by $2 trillion.

Prior to his career in politics, Mr. Oliver spent more than 20 years running the investment banking operations of several Canadian investment dealers. He also served as president and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and was the founding CEO of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and executive director of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Mr. Oliver is a director of Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, High Arctic Energy Services and Canada Strong and Free Network.

He graduated from McGill University with a BA and bachelor of civil law degree and from the Harvard Business School with a MBA. Mr. Oliver was granted an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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