Janis Riven, BCL,JD,MBA,FCIS,Acc.Dir.
Ms. Riven, based in Montreal, has an established consulting practice on governance and compliance matters with clients encompassing publicly listed and closely held companies, as well as various types of not-for-profits, and is currently Adjunct Professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, where she teaches Corporate Governance and Business Opportunities and Cultural Immersion. She is a well-known speaker both in Canada and abroad at conferences on corporate governance and has acted as a facilitator for boards and board committees of a number of different organizations seeking to improve their governance effectiveness. As well, she is an experienced board member, having participated on dozens of boards including the Facility Association and the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).
Ms. Riven was formerly Vice President, Compliance and Secretary for the Canadian and global operations of RBC Insurance. She is a member of the Quebec Bar, a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, and currently serves on the boards of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) Quebec, ELIXIR Inc. a private fintech company, and PAALM, a not-for-profit community organization.