Karen Danylak is the Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary. Ms. Danylak was appointed to the Executive Committee in August 2016.
In this role, Ms. Danylak serves as a senior advisor to the President & CEO on strategic matters and is responsible for overseeing the development of OPTrust’s annual business plans and longer-term strategic plans. She is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of OPTrust’s innovation strategy. As Corporate Secretary, Ms. Danylak supports and advises the Board of Trustees in all matters of governance. Ms. Danylak also serves as Chair of OPTrust’s Diversity Council and co-Chair of its Innovation Council.
Ms. Danylak joined OPTrust in 2010 as Director of Communications where she was instrumental in building the organization’s communications function and led a team of corporate communications professionals. Since joining OPTrust, she has been promoted to increasing areas of responsibility.
Ms. Danylak has a broad background which includes over 15 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing, and strategic counsel. Before joining OPTrust, she held progressively senior roles at a large Canadian investment management firm. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Toronto.