Christine C. Lengvari
The president and CEO of Lengvari Financial Inc., a life insurance brokerage firm that specializes in retirement and estate planning that was started by her parents over 60 years ago, Christine Lengvari trained as a chartered accountant. She also completed a Bachelor of Science at Concordia University in 1972 as well as graduate studies at the Ivey Business School, at Western University, and McGill University.
She lectured in financial accounting at both McGill University and the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) in South Africa, where she spent six years setting up a non-profit organization to raise funds for job-creation projects in disadvantaged communities in Zululand.
Lengvari was named one of “50 Women of Influence in Canada’s Life Insurance Industry” in 2014 and was also awarded the Prix de Distinction from the Chambre de Securité Financière in 2017, the same year she received a 20-year service medal from St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.
Lengvari serves on multiple boards and committees including the Concordia University Foundation, Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program Client Committee at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB), the International Women’s Forum and the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting. She also chairs the Concordia Alumni Women and Leadership Advisory Council.
In 2017, she gave back to her alma mater with a $1-million planned gift, to support scholarships for female students in the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program and promote research in nutrition at the PERFORM Centre.