Dr. Steve Poloz served as President and CEO of Economic Development Canada prior to being appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2013. Of the nine governors of the Bank of Canada, three have been Queen’s graduates, including Poloz. He has over 30 years of public and private sector experience in financial markets, forecasting and economic policy. He is a Certified International Trade Professional and a graduate of Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund in Washington and at the Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo. Poloz has taught economics at Western University, Concordia University and Queen’s School of Business.