Simon Fish is General Counsel of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. Mr. Fish is responsible for the overall legal and regulatory compliance affairs of the bank. He is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee. He chairs BMO’s Sustainability Council, providing insight and direction on the management of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Mr. Fish joined BMO from Vale Inco where he served as Executive Vice-President & General Counsel. He was previously Vice-President & General Counsel of Shell Canada, and prior to that he practiced corporate and securities law with an international law firm. Mr. Fish was recently named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential lawyers and is a past recipient of the Canadian General Counsel of the Year award for excellence in leadership in the profession. Mr. Fish is based in Toronto, Canada.