With over 20 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 has represented BMO since 2014 on three B20 Taskforces providing policy recommendations to the G20: Anti-Corruption, Trade & Investment and Financing Growth. In her previous role as Director of Global AML Compliance, she was responsible for regulatory compliance management, issue management, inherent risk assessments and testing.
In addition, Lida has held various positions in the financial 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. Her experience in capital markets has been rounded out with time spent in securitization and structured finance at BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Lida is also the Director of Capital Markets Research, Global Finance, at the G20 Research Group — the world’s leading organization dedicated to analyzing and researching the G20, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Further, Lida is a member of the board of directors for Invest Toronto, and chairs the Audit & Risk Management Committee and (merger) Transition Committee. She was a member of the Credit Committee reporting to the board of directors for the Ukrainian Credit Union and ran for a seat in Canada’s parliament in 2004 right after serving as Managing Director of Corporate Citizenship at Magna International.
Lida holds an HBA from the University of Toronto with a specialist in international political economy. She has completed her Canadian Securities Course; Conduct & Practices Handbook; Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course; and has her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Designation.