President & CEO, Toronto Finance International
Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of Toronto Finance International (TFI), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre.
Jennifer’s 20-year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFI, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector.
Jennifer is a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada, Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation (“CDEV”), Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and Director on the Board of Tourism Toronto. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women’s Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.
What is it about FinTech that excites you?
Innovation is at the heart of competitiveness of the financial sector – it will be the engine of growth for the sector.
What do you envisage being the biggest development in FinTech in the next 5 years?
Greater global financial inclusion.
What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?
Traveling with my family.
What is the biggest change that you have witnessed in the sector over the past 12 months?
Growing collaboration between global Fintech hubs.
Who would be your top 3 dinner party guests and why?
Christine Laguard and Kristalina Georgieva to hear from women in leadership roles in the financial markets and global economy.