BANK OF CANADA
Appointed as governor of the Bank of Canada in 2013 for a seven-year term, Stephen Poloz also serves as chairman of the bank’s board of directors and a member of the board of directors for the Bank of International Settlements. Last year, Poloz made headlines when the Bank of Canada decided to lower its overnight rate target not once, but twice. In January, he was tapped to chair the BIS Consultative Council for the Americas, a body that facilitates communication between the central banks of countries throughout North and South America. Poloz has more than 30 years of experience in financial markets, forecasting and economic policy, working in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his work at the Bank of Canada, Poloz has held positions with BCA Research and Export Development Canada, where he served as CEO.