NFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022-23

DANIEL ANDREI, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Daniel Andrei is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, which he joined in 2018. Before 2018, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance in 2012 from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.

Daniel investigates the role of incomplete information and learning in financial markets. His research has been published in several journals, including the Review of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial EconomicsManagement Science, and the Review of Economic Studies. He currently serves as an associate editor at Mathematics and Financial Economics and teaches undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. courses.

VINCENT GLODE, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Vincent Glode is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.  He joined the Wharton School in July 2009 after earning his PhD in finance from Carnegie Mellon University.  His research is mainly theoretical and studies how financial intermediaries create and allocate surplus in the economy.  His papers have been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies and have received best paper awards at multiple conferences, including the 2008 Northern Finance Association meeting.  He has served as associate editor at Management Science and the Journal of Empirical Finance and as elected board member of the Finance Theory Group. At Wharton, Professor Glode teaches Corporate Valuation at the undergraduate and MBA levels, for which he has won several teaching awards.  He has served on Wharton’s Teaching Excellence Committee, the MBA program’s Executive Committee, and the Dean’s Advisory Council.  He is a CFA charterholder.

VINCENT GRÉGOIRE, HEC MONTRÉAL
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Vincent Grégoire is an associate professor of finance at HEC Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining HEC Montréal, Vincent was at the University of Melbourne.

His academic research interests are in information economics, market microstructure, and big data and machine learning applications in finance. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

At HEC Montréal, Vincent primarily teaches at the MSc level and is the coordinator for the Ph.D. program in finance. He is a CFA charterholder.

YELENA LARKIN, YORK UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

Yelena Larkin is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Yelena’s primary interests are in the area of empirical corporate finance, with particular focus on product markets and financial policy. Through her research, she studies how the nature of firms’ products and services, as well as the competitive landscape of industries in which they operate, affect financial and investment decisions. During her career, Yelena has taught at the undergrad, MBA and PhD levels.

Yelena has published her research at the top finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and Review of Finance, and has received academic awards for her work. Her research was cited by various media sources around the world, and Yelena was invited to present her work in front of policy makers and industry practitioners in the United States and Canada.

Yelena joined York University in 2015.  She has previously worked at Pennsylvania State University and at the World Bank in Washington, DC. She has completed her PhD in finance at Cornell University.

NATHALIE MOYEN, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
CO-PRESIDENT

Nathalie Moyen is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Leeds School of Business and an affiliated faculty at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has also enjoyed positions as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Wharton School and a Visiting Scholar at INSEAD. Nathalie earned her PhD the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. Yes, she did follow the Quebec Nordiques to the Denver area.

Nathalie investigates the financial decisions that corporations make and how these financial decisions can influence economic decisions such capital investments. Her research has been published in several journals, including the International Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Finance.

Nathalie primarily teaches in the MBA and PhD programs, but she previously taught courses at the undergraduate level. Her courses have focused on corporate finance and derivative securities.

LILIAN NG, YORK UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

Lilian Ng is a Professor of Finance and holds the Scotiabank Chair in International Finance at the Schulich School of Business, York University. She earned her PhD in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Lilian held permanent positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Texas-Austin, and City University of Hong Kong, and visiting positions at the University of Southern California, University of California-Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University.

Lilian’s research focuses on global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, international financial markets, and institutional trading behavior. Her research has been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance. She has won several best research paper awards at national and international conferences, including the 2019 Moskowitz Prize. Her research was featured in financial media, such as the New York Times, Smart Money Magazine, the Straits Times (Singapore), Business Times (Singapore), and Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.

MOHAMMAD  RAHAMAN, SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Mohammad Rahaman is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in International Finance and Competitiveness and Associate Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Sobey School of Business of Saint Mary’s University, Canada. He holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Toronto.

His research examines how the ease of access to external financing can be a source competitiveness for firms in the global marketplace. He also investigates strategic interactions among customers and suppliers in global supply chains and the ensuing financing implications arising from such interactions. His research has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. At the Sobey School, he teaches Research Methods and Financial Analytics courses in the Master of Finance and Master of Business Analytics programs. He also oversees the Executive and Professional Development division of the Sobey School of Business.

JOSEF SCHROTH, BANK OF CANADA
TREASURER

Josef Schroth is a principal researcher at Bank of Canada. Prior to joining the Bank he was a Max Weber fellow at European University Institute. Josef received his PhD. in economics from University of California, Los Angeles.

His research interests are in the areas of macro-finance and corporate finance. Specific topics are macroprudential regulation of banks and firms’ voluntary disclosure decisions. Josef’s research has been published in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Review of Economic Dynamics. He has contributed to policy publications at Bank of Canada and the Bank for International Settlements and to the Duke Law School’s blog on financial regulation.

WEI WANG, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Wei Wang is the Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs, Professor of Finance and Distinguished Professor of Finance, and the founding director of Queen’s Master of Finance–Beijing program (in collaboration with Renmin University of China) at the Smith School of Business of Queen’s University. His primary research expertise is in corporate restructuring, leveraged finance, governance, and financial regulation, with a number of publications in top finance journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics, in addition to securing five SSHRC grants. He has actively published in practitioner journals and presented his scholar work at over 100 conferences and seminars. His research has been frequently featured in media such as the Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail.

Wei has rich experience in teaching the professional graduate programs around the world. Outside the Smith School of Business, he taught professional masters, MBA, EMBA, and ExecEd programs at a number of renowned business schools such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. He has actively developed pedagogical materials, authoring eight Harvard Business School case packages and a book on corporate restructuring published by Wiley. He worked in commodity derivative trading and a fintech startup prior to the academic career.

AKIKO WATANABE, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
CO-PRESIDENT

Akiko Watanabe is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Alberta School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Her research focuses on the role of financial market liquidity and the asset pricing anomalies in international equity markets. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies and presented at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. Akiko is the 2009 recipient of the Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics. She currently serves as an associate editor of the International Review of Finance and teaches investments to undergraduate students.

NFA BOARD 2021-22

  • Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania) – Director at Large
  • Yelena Larkin (York University) – Director at Large
  • Alfred Lehar (University of Calgary) – Director at Large
  • Nathalie Moyen (University of Colorado at Boulder) – Program Co-Chair
  • Lilian Ng (York University) – Director at Large
  • Blake Phillips (University of Waterloo) – Co-President
  • Josef Schroth (Bank of Canada) – Director at Large
  • James Thompson (University of Waterloo) – Co-President
  • Akiko Watanabe (University of Alberta) – Program Co-Chair
  • Jason Wei (University of Toronto) – Treasurer

NFA BOARD 2020-21

  • Vincent Glode (University of Pennsylvania) – Director at Large
  • Yrjö Koskinen (University of Calgary) – Co-President
  • Alfred Lehar (University of Calgary) – Co-President
  • Nathalie Moyen (University of Colorado at Boulder) – Director at Large
  • Blake Phillips (University of Waterloo) – Program Co-Chair
  • James Thompson (University of Waterloo) – Program Co-Chair
  • Akiko Watanabe (University of Alberta) – Director at Large
  • Jason Wei (University of Toronto) – Treasurer

NFA BOARD 2019-20

  • Jan Bena (UBC) – President
  • Claudia Champagne (Université de Sherbrooke) – Director at Large
  • Yrjö Koskinen (University of Calgary) – Program Co-Chair
  • Alfred Lehar (University of Calgary) – Vice-President and Program Co-Chair
  • Nathalie Moyen (University of Colorado at Boulder) – Director at Large
  • Blake Phillips (University of Waterloo) – Director at Large
  • Tatyana Sokolyk (Brock University) – Secretary
  • James Thompson (University of Waterloo) – Director at Large
  • Akiko Watanabe (University of Alberta) – Director at Large
  • Jason Wei (University of Toronto) – Treasurer

NFA BOARD 2018-19

  • Jan Bena (UBC) – Program Chair
  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Director at Large
  • Francesca Carrieri (McGill University) – Co-President
  • Claudia Champagne (Université de Sherbrooke) – Director at Large
  • Jan Ericsson (McGill University) – Co-President
  • Yrjö Koskinen (University of Calgary) – Director at Large
  • Tatyana Sokolyk (Brock University) – Secretary
  • Andriy Shkilko (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Treasurer
  • Jason Wei (University of Toronto) – Director at Large

NFA BOARD 2017-18

  • Jan Bena (UBC) – Director at Large
  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Director at Large
  • Francesca Carrieri (McGill University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Claudia Champagne (Université de Sherbrooke), Director at Large
  • Jan Ericsson (McGill University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) –  Director at Large
  • Maria Pacurar (Dalhousie University) President
  • Andriy Shkilko (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Treasurer

NFA BOARD 2016-17

  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Program Co-Chair
  • Francesca Carrieri (McGill University) – Director at Large
  • Jan Ericsson (McGill University) – Director at Large
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) – President (Mar. 20, 2017 – Sept. 17, 2017)
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Katya Malinova (University of Toronto) – Secretary
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – Director at Large
  • Maria Pacurar (Dalhousie University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – President (Sept. 18, 2016 – Mar. 19, 2017)
  • Andriy Shkilko (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Director at Large

NFA BOARD 2015-16

  • Martin Boyer (HEC Montreal) – Director at Large
  • Murray Carlson (UBC) – Secretary
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) – Program Co-Chair
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Michael King (Western University) – Director at Large
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – Past-President
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – President
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – Program Co-Chair

NFA BOARD 2014-15

  • Martin Boyer (HEC Montreal) – Director at Large
  • Stéphane Chrétien (Université Laval) – Past President
  • Louis Gagnon (Queen’s University) – Director at Large
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Mark Kamstra (York University) – Director at Large
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – President
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta) – Program Chair, 2015
  • Lynnette Purda (Queen’s University) – Secretary

NFA BOARD 2013-14

  • Stéphane Chrétien (Université Laval) – President
  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Ranjini Jha (University of Waterloo) – Treasurer
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto) – Secretary
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary) – Program Chair
  • Brian Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University) – Past President

Inaugural NFA Board 2012-13

  • Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia)
  • Mark Kamstra (York University)
  • Lisa Kramer (University of Toronto)
  • Vikas Mehrotra (University of Alberta)
  • Gordon Sick (University of Calgary) – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Brian Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University) – President
  • Issouf Soumaré (Université Laval) – Vice-President