Toronto: Indian-origin law expert Prof Vern Krishna, has been named as the chief of Ontario`s securities regulation body for a two-year term.
The Punjab-born professor has been named as the commissioner of Ontario Securities Commission.
Krishna practices tax litigation, mediation and arbitration in the International Tax and Wealth Management Practice of Borden Ladner Gervais law firm in Ottawa.
His lengthy resume also includes a stint as a Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Since 1981, Krishna has taught tax, finance and corporate law as a full professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.
He is also the Executive Director of the Tax Research Centre at the University of Ottawa.
Krishna is a graduate of the University of Alberta and has both a law degree and an MBA.
He also has graduate law degrees from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University.
Krishna has been active in both of his professions -- law and accounting.
He has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990 and served as its elected head (Treasurer) from 2001 to 2003.
A Certified General Accountant, he was elected President of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario in 1995. He served as a Commissioner on the Ontario Securities Commission from 1995 to 1998, and was a Visiting Scholar in International Tax at Harvard law School from 1998 to 1999.
Krishna is a member of the Order of Canada (2004).
He was appointed Queen`s Counsel in 1989, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1992, and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada in 1989.
He received a LLD from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004 and the 125th Canada Medal (1993) from the Governor General of Canada.