The Canadian-based Global Risk Institute (GRI) has appointed three distinguished Canadians to its new Advisory Council – including a former prime minister – it announced yesterday.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, Professor John Hull, Maple financial professor of derivatives and risk management at Rotman, and Dr. Jack Mintz, president’s fellow of the school of public policy at the University of Calgary, are the first three members of the council.
The Advisory Council has been set up to help GRI grow its reputation for excellence in the management of emerging risks, and build its international presence, the institute said.
It will also advise the institute on research topics in targeted geographic regions, the educational and training needs of its members, and how it can expand its network with key business and academic leaders around the world.
Leading experts in finance, risk management and similar disciplines from the United States, Europe and Asia will be added over the next year, the GRI said in a release.
Paul Martin was Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006, and Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002. He founded the Martin Family Initiative (MFI), which focuses on elementary and secondary education for Indigenous students in Canada, when he left office.
Professor John Hull is best known for his books covering finance and risk management, and is also co-director of the Rotman master of financial risk management program.
Dr. Jack M. Mintz serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited and Morneau Shepell, and is chair and vice-president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is also the National Policy Advisor for the accounting firm EY.
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