Poloz in 2016
|9th Governor of the Bank of Canada|
Assumed office |
June 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Mark Carney|
|President and CEO of Export Development Canada|
|Appointed by||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Mark Carney|
|Succeeded by||Benoit Daignault|
1956 (age 61–62)|
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Stephen S. Poloz (born 1956) is a Canadian banker and the ninth and current Governor of the Bank of Canada. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Bank of International Settlements.
Poloz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Queen's University and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a graduate of Columbia University's senior executive program and is a Certified International Trade Professional. His doctoral thesis was on currency movements.
From 1981 to 1994, Poloz was with the Bank of Canada before leaving as Chief of Research Department to become managing editor of BCA Research from 1994 to 1999. Poloz joined Export Development Canada agency in 1999 and became its President and CEO in 2010. He has been a visiting scholar with "Economic Planning Agency" in Tokyo and at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.
Poloz holds an honorary Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from the Forum for International Trade Training. He is a past president of the Ottawa Economics Association.
Poloz is married to Valerie Poloz and they have two children.
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