Marie Elaine Farley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chambre de la sécurité financière (CSF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Gilles Ouimet as syndic of the CSF.
As evidenced by having been awarded the honorary title of Advocatus Emeritus, Mr. Ouimet has an excellent reputation within the legal community. He has developed extensive expertise in disciplinary law and ethics, as well as in economic crime. Deeply involved in his profession, he has successively held the positions of president of the Bar of Montreal and the Bar of Quebec, then Member of the National Assembly.Ouimet is also known for his leadership, open-mindedness and integrity.
“I am especially proud to join the Chambre de la sécurité financière, whose essential role in consumer protection was recently confirmed by the legislator. I believe that the ethical framework and peer discipline are among the most reliable means of guaranteeing the skills and ethics of certified professionals. In addition, I have a deep conviction that the ethical framework makes it possible to maintain high standards of practice within the industry and it is with great enthusiasm that I will make my contribution to it,” said Gilles Ouimet.
For Mrs. Farley, there is no doubt that the profile of the new CSF syndic suits both the nature of the organization and its objectives of renewal, which were set in motion a few months ago: “I am delighted that Mr. Ouimet has accepted to take up the challenge. I am convinced that he will play a key role in the continuous improvement of our performance, but also that his experience will bring new perspective to our future projects, as we launch several initiatives to adapt to new realities.”
About the Chambre de la sécurité financière
The CSF’s mission is to protect the public by maintaining discipline and overseeing the ethics of its more than 32,000 members, who are financial security advisors, group insurance and annuity plans advisors, financial planners, and mutual fund and scholarship plan dealer representatives.