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.

 Yrjö Koskinen

Yrjö Koskinen is an associate professor of finance at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, where he teaches the managerial economics course for the MBA students. Dr. Koskinen holds an MSc degree in economics from the University of Helsinki and a PhD in management from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Previously he was an economist and section head at the Bank of Finland, and a faculty member at the Stockholm School of Economics, Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koskinen’s main research areas are corporate finance, corporate governance, and international finance (especially currency crises and the euro). He has published articles in the leading finance journals, such as Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.