Simon A. Fish Appointed to Alexa Translations Advisory Board

Canada’s General Counsel of the Year and Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers Strengthens Distinguished Board Roster

TORONTO, MARCH 2, 2021 -- Alexa Translations, a leader in translation services for the legal and financial industries, today announced the addition of Simon A. Fish to its Board of Advisors. Simon is one of Canada’s most esteemed legal professionals with over 30 years of international experience that spans corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, transaction structuring and ESG.

Simon is currently Special Advisor to the CEO of BMO Financial Group where he is responsible for leading the development of the bank’s sustainability and climate change strategy and advising on the bank’s environmental and social risk management, external disclosure, engagement, and environmental, social and governance matters. . He first joined BMO in 2008 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and previously served as General Counsel at Vale and Royal Dutch Shell. He has also practiced corporate and securities law with Dechert LLP. 

Among many other notable achievements, Simon has been named Canada’s General Counsel of the Year, has been listed among Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers and is included among the Legal 500’s GC PowerList. He has also been recognized as a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion for his work in advancing the role of women in the workplace. Simon is also on the board of SSR Mining Inc., where he chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. He also serves as director of the Chicago based environmental advocacy think-tank Environmental Law & Policy Centre and is a former director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy. Simon is a graduate of  the University of Cape Town, the Washington College of Law and Harvard Business School.

“We could not be more delighted to have Simon join our advisory board. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience that aligns perfectly with our corporate strategic objectives,” said Gary Kalaci, CEO of Alexa Translations. “As one of Canada’s most pre-eminent legal experts, he will undoubtedly play an important role in guiding the growth of Alexa Translations for 2021 and beyond.”

“Alexa Translations’ market leadership position and strong focus on growth makes it an exciting time to join the company,” said Fish. “I look forward to bringing my experience in the legal, financial and resources sectors to the board.”

For more information on Alexa Translations’ Board of Advisors, please click here.

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