Derek Layne was appointed Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Innovation in January 2016, having previously served as Senior Vice-President, Business Solutions and Innovation, since December 2011. In his current role, Mr. Layne is responsible for leading the Corporation’s strategy development and managing the teams which support strategy execution. Mr. Layne served as EDC’s Chief Risk Officer from 2007 to 2011. Prior that he was a Vice President in EDC’s financing group. He has over 20 years of experience in underwriting international financing across various sectors. Prior to joining EDC in 1992, Mr. Layne worked for an engineering firm. Mr. Layne holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of Columbia University.