IR Leader
May 10, 2016

Invest In You; Be CIRI Certified!

The 2016-2017 Certification Program is fast approaching. Here is one more reason why you should consider enrolling.

In 2014, we enhanced the Certification Program with the addition of an IRO in Residence. This individual discusses the content covered at the end of or during each class and how it relates to their role in investor relations. It is practical, experiential based insights provided not only from a seasoned IRO, but a CPIR designation holder.

Paul Carpino, a seasoned IRO with 28 years of experience having worked in-house with some of Canada’s leading public companies including TELUS, Tim Hortons, BlackBerry, Celestica and Royal Bank, was our IRO in Residence in 2014 and agreed to perform this role again for the 2016 Certification Program. When asked why he enrolled in the Certification Program, he replied: “IROs play a very unique and privileged role in today’s public company ecosystem. Our Boards and management teams require us to uphold standards and maintain the integrity of our companies. We deal with a unique level of complexity, unlike any other profession and I think continuous education opportunities help navigate this environment, particularly when you can leverage the unmatched combined knowledge of CIRI and a prestigious school like Ivey.”

To expand your IR knowledge through the Certification Program and benefit from the experience of other IROs such as Paul Carpino, register for the Certification Program by the July 15th deadline.