Mr. Magidson is Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alberta Securities Commission and possesses extensive experience in corporate governance and securities law and regulation. Before joining the ASC in July 2016, he was President, CEO and director of the Institute of Corporate Directors and Chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes. Prior, Mr. Magidson was a partner for 21 years with a national law firm in the business law group where he advised corporate issuers, investors, financial intermediaries and boards of directors across the country on securities law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Magidson currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Mr. Magidson also currently serves on the international board of the Weizmann Institute of Science and the board of Weizmann Canada.
Mr. Magidson holds an LL.M in Corporate Law from New York University and an LL.B from the University of Ottawa.