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Honourable Kevin Lynch

Vice-Chair of BMO Financial Group and Former Deputy Minister of Industry, Deputy Minister of Finance and Executive Director at the IMF


The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D is Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group. He is a distinguished former public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, serving as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Industry as well as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean).

Dr. Lynch is past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, member of OECD’s Expert Group on Innovation and Digitization, Director of Communitech, Governor General’s Rideau Hall Foundation and the Asia Pacific Foundation; and Vice-Chairman of the Board of SNC-Lavalin, a director of CNOOC Limited, and CN Railway.

Dr. Lynch earned his BA from Mount Allison University, his Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester, a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 and a Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in 2009 and has received 10 honorary doctorates from Canadian Universities.

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