Yves Ouellet has been President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) since August 21, 2023, a position to which he was appointed by the Government of Québec for a five-year term. He also sits as a non-independent member of the organization’s board of directors.
As President and CEO, Mr. Ouellet is responsible for direction and management of the AMF and performs the functions and exercises the powers relating to the administration of all laws governing participants in Québec’s financial sector.
As a regulator, the AMF works to ensure financial sector integrity and efficiency in order to protect consumers of financial products and services. It acts impartially in the interests of the public, professionals, businesses and institutions. Its activities include, among other things, regulation of the insurance, securities and derivatives sectors, the distribution of financial products and services, and deposit institutions.
Since entering the public service in 1991, Mr. Ouellet has held multiple strategic positions. He started in 1994 at the Ministère des Finances, where he held management positions beginning in 1997. He became Director, Ongoing Analysis and Strategic Projects at the Ministère du Conseil exécutif in 2001. He was appointed Associate Secretary General, Priorities and Strategic Projects in 2006. He continued in that position until June 2012, when he was appointed Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife. He served as Secretary of the Conseil du Trésor from September 2012 to April 2017 and Chief Information Officer from October 2014 to June 2016.
In May 2017, Mr. Ouellet was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société québécoise des infrastructures. In October 2018, he was appointed Secretary General and Clerk of the Conseil exécutif, a role he occupied until his appointment to his current position.
Mr. Ouellet holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).