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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Eileen Mercier, '68

Chair, Board of Directors, The Ontario Teachersí Pension Plan

Eileen Mercier is the Chair of the Ontario Teachersí Pension Plan Board (OTPP), the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. Her career encompasses 40 years of senior financial, strategic planning, restructuring and management consulting experience in the forest products, financial services, integrated oil and communication industries.

Eileen was one of Canadaís first female professional Directors and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has served on the boards of 28 organizations in Canada and the United States, including the University Health Network and the Schulich School of Business at York University.

She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and has served Laurier as a past member and Chair of the Board of Governors and currently serves as the Presidentís Council of Advisors. In 2011, she was named as one of Laurierís 100 Alumni of Achievement.

Degrees: 1968 BA Honours (English), LD (HC); York University; MBA, York University; MA, University of Alberta