Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCG, Acc.Dir.

Based in Montreal, Janis Riven 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 an Adjunct Professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, where she teaches Corporate Governance. 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.

Janis was formerly Vice President, Compliance and Secretary for the Canadian and global operations of RBC Insurance. She is Past President of The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada, the Canadian division of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ICSA), an international teaching organization focused on governance. She is also a member of the Quebec Bar and a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute.  A seasoned board member, Janis currently serves on the boards of Elixir Technologies, a fintech company, and the Quebec Council of CGIC.