Kim Lachapelle has been Vice-President, Strategy, Risks and Performance at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) since September 2018.

In this role, she is responsible for the AMF’s integrated risk management program and for supporting the AMF’s various units by monitoring, developing and maintaining the relevance of the organization’s performance indicators.

Ms. Lachapelle supports and oversees the strategic monitoring activities of AMF staff and their participation in various national and international forums so as to promote an integrated view of market developments and the work conducted within those forums and enhance the AMF’s strategic directions and risk management. Ms. Lachapelle also develops, coordinates and monitors the AMF’s strategic planning and annual activity plan.

In early 2020, her responsibilities as Vice-President were expanded to encompass changes to AMF Monitoring, Risks and Performance and the addition of a new branch, AMF Data Valorization, Fintech and Innovation. This new branch enables the AMF to both optimize the use of data in support of its actions and be as proactive as possible with respect to technology and industry transformation. The branch is responsible for developing and coordinating data governance and valorization activities, furthering the development of the fintech strategy, and rolling out the innovation strategy.

Prior to this, from 2008 until her appointment at the AMF, Ms. Lachapelle was Secretary General of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, where she helped to improve the management and co-ordination of regulatory proposals and initiatives and develop and implement the CSA strategic plan.

Before joining the CSA, Ms. Lachapelle served as Corporate Secretary of Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., where she oversaw large transactions. She was also Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel at Pebercan Inc. and, prior to that, practised insurance law with Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro. Ms. Lachapelle is known for her leadership in the management and governance of complex environments and the development of lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Ms. Lachapelle holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1992. In 1999, she completed an MBA at HEC Montréal. Ms. Lachapelle is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Canada and completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSI) with honours. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Externat Mont-Jésus-Marie corporation and the Québec branch of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Lachapelle served as director and then chair of the board of the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ).