Ava Yaskiel, Associate Deputy Minister

Timothy Sargent, Associate Deputy Minister

Biographical Notes

Ava Yaskiel joined the Department of Finance in February 2018 as Associate Deputy Minister.

Ms. Yaskiel is on a leave of absence from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where she was a partner practising corporate and securities law for over 20 years. Her broad-based business law practice prior to joining the civil service, was both transactional and advisory in nature and spanned a variety of sectors. Ms. Yaskiel also held a number of management related positions during her tenure at Norton Rose Fulbright, including Global Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, National Chair of the Canadian Business Law Group, member of the Global and Canadian Executive committees and Global Supervisory committee and Co-Managing Partner of the Toronto Office.

Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Ms. Yaskiel spent over five years with the Ontario Securities Commission, holding a variety of positions, including acting Director in the Office of the General Counsel, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, related-party transactions and related policy matters.

Ms. Yaskiel did her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, completed her LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School and her LL.M. at Cambridge University.

In addition to a number of recognitions in the legal field, Ms. Yaskiel was named one of WXN's Canada's most Powerful Women in 2011.

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