The Top 25 Most Influential 2019 winner
Senior vice president and general counsel, First National Financial LP, Toronto
Hilda Wong has co-chaired and is an active member of the Women General Counsel Canada national conference, serves as a board member of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and has presented at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers’ annual conference. Wong is a trailblazer. As senior vice president and general counsel for First National, she oversees all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including the formation of legal policy, compliance and regulatory matters, governance, contract negotiation and documentation and is responsible for First National’s privacy and anti-money-laundering programs. Wong joined First National in 2007 as senior legal counsel and was appointed general counsel in January 2013 and vice president in April 2014. Prior to joining First National, Wong was a partner with a national law firm. Wong has extensive experience in all aspects of financing, syndicated lending and real estate. She holds an LLB from the University of Toronto and has been in practice since 1993.