Otto Yung has 18 years of experience working in a range of sectors including financial services, higher education, telecommunications, hydro-utility, manufacturing and municipal services. He has led multi-million dollar programs and initiatives in: corporate finance, operations, risk management, capital planning, mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise application software.
Several highlights in Otto's career include working for a startup company funded by venture capital. The company (i.e. Multi-channel Communications) was ranked #1 by PROFIT magazine on the "Hot 50" list. Prior to this, Otto conducted due diligence activities on various companies including BRAK Systems (i.e. a company that was founded by current Shark Tank and ex-Dragon's Den cast member - Robert Herjavec).
In 2010, Otto worked on the blueprint design of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services leading up to the formal announcement by the Federal Minister of Finance. This initiative was coordinated through the Toronto Financial Services Alliance which is a public-private partnership among the three levels of government, financial services sector, academia and professional associations.
Otto is a CFA Charterholder, an Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). He is also very active in the community, currently serving on CFA Society Toronto's Awards and University Relations Committee as well as judging in competitions held by the Chartered Professional Accountants (Canada) and CFA Society Toronto. Otto has completed a Canadian Board Diversity Council Governance Education Program and has also served as a Local Chapter Treasurer for the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Otto obtained his MBA from Queen's University, Master of Finance from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.