Nominations for the NFA Board of Directors

The NFA Articles of Incorporation specify a Board with 4 to 10 members. The NFA Bylaws state:

“The incumbent board normally proposes a slate of names for the election of directors to stand for election by the membership to fill vacant positions. In addition, subject to the Regulations under the Act, the board also accepts nominations from the broad membership, and any proposal submitted at least 30 days prior to the annual members’ meeting may include nominations for the election of directors if the proposal is signed by not less than 5 members entitled to vote at the meeting at which the proposal is to be presented.”

The Bylaws also specify that Directors are elected for terms of one or two years. Our Articles of Incorporation specify that we must have 4 to 10 Board Members.

The board normally proposes a slate of candidates for the members to consider for election. These nominees will be posted on the NFA web site in advance of the annual general meeting. (Candidates for the upcoming election would appear below if the annual general meeting is approaching.)

Separately from the nominees proposed by the board, NFA Members may also nominate Members for these positions at least 30 days before the Annual General Meeting. Please use this form for the nomination, as it provides for information that we can post on the website to support the nominee. It also requires the signatures of 5 nominating members. The form can be scanned and emailed to the board member currently serving as Secretary. (The names of such candidates would also be posted below, once nomination documentation has been received and confirmed.)

2017 Board Nominees

 Kee-Hong Bae

Professor Kee-Hong Bae is a professor of finance and Bob Finlayson Chair in International Finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Korea University and Ph.D. degree from the Ohio State University. Before joining York University, he has taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Korea University, and Queen’s University. His research focuses on international finance with a particular interest in emerging financial markets. Research topics include financial globalization, home bias, and international corporate finance and corporate governance. He has published numerous research articles in top finance journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of International Money and Finance. Professor Bae serves in the editorial board of several journals including Pacific Basin Finance Journal and International Review of Finance. He also serves as an editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies.

Claudia Champagne

Claudia Champagne is a Professor of Finance at Sherbrooke University in Canada. She is the main researcher for the Desjardins Chair in Responsible Finance and a member of the Research Group in Applied Finance (GReFA) where she is responsible for the financial institutions management research theme. She is a member of the editorial board for the IEB International Journal of Finance. She has published her work in academic journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Asset Management and Financial Management, and in professional journals such as Canadian Investment Review. She regularly presents her research in international scientific conferences. She collaborates on research projects with different financial institutions in Canada and acts as expert evaluator for the SSHRC (Canada). Her current research interests include responsible finance, corporate social responsibility, financial network analysis, risk management and financial institutions management.

 Tatyana Sokolyk

Tatyana Sokolyk is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University. She received her PhD in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in international investments, entrepreneurial finance, and corporate governance. Tatyana’s research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Financial Stability, among other journals. Her work has been presented more than 50 times at professional meetings and seminars in North America, Europe, and Asia and received three Best Paper Awards at academic conferences. Tatyana’s co-authored research was highlighted in financial press, such as The Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, and Boston Globe and has been referenced in policy proposals to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. At Goodman, Tatyana teaches corporate finance at the undergraduate and MBA levels and financial markets and institutions.