With over 25 years of experience in Canadian capital markets, Lida Preyma is currently the Director of Global AML Risk Management and AMLRO Designate (Toronto) at BMO Capital Markets. In this capacity, she has led the development of the Site Visit Program for high risk clients, advises on global policy developments and since 2015 has been a member of three B20 Taskforces providing policy recommendations to the G20 Leaders in Anti-Corruption, Trade & Investment and Financing Growth. In 2020, Lida was invited to join the inaugural B20 Women in Business Action Council and the subsequent 2021 Special Initiative on Women’s Empowerment.
Additionally, Lida is the Director of Capital Markets Research, Global Finance, at the G20 Research Group — the world’s leading organization dedi¬cated to analyzing and researching the G20, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and has attended most G7 & G20 Summits since 2003. Lida has held various positions in the finan¬cial services industry, including Head of Global DMA at Jitneytrade Inc., and Director of Business Development and Marketing at the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) and Pure Trading.
Lida is currently a member of the board of directors for Transparency International (Canada) and a member of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) TC68 (Financial Services) Sustainable Finance Advisory Group. She was a member of the board of directors for Invest Toronto where she chaired the Audit & Risk Management Committee and Transition Committee to merge into Toronto Global, and was a member of the Credit Committee reporting to the board of directors for the Ukrainian Credit Union. She ran for a seat in Canada’s federal parliament in 2004, after serving as Managing Director of Corporate Citizenship at Magna International.
Lida is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Women’s Leadership Program, holds an HBA from the University of Toronto with a specialist in international political economy and an MBA in International Business from the University of Cumbria where her dissertation focused on sustainable finance and the impact on women’s economic empowerment. Her industry accreditations include the Canadian Securities Course; Conduct & Practices Handbook; Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course; and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Designation.