Since 1992, The Canadian Club of Toronto has presented its Canadian(s) of the Year Award to distinguished Canadians whose efforts and example have improved the lives of others and benefited us as a nation. On Tuesday, May 1st, Canada’s podium of record is proud to recognize Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, as our 2012 Canadian of the Year award recipient.
Mr. Carney was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada effective 1 February 2008, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of Canada, he serves as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Mr. Carney is also a member of the Group of Thirty, and of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Mr. Carney received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1988. He received a master’s degree in economics in 1993 and a doctorate in economics in 1995, both from Oxford University.
Prior to joining the public service, Mr. Carney had a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices. Mr. Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance – a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank.
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