Tolga Yalkin

Assistant Superintendent – Regulatory Response Sector

Tolga Yalkin

In this executive role, Mr. Yalkin leads the regulatory response to risks facing financial institutions. He is responsible for adjusting existing regulatory guidance and develops and supports new regulatory and strategic responses.

Before becoming Assistant Superintendent, Tolga Yalkin joined OSFI from the Health Canada COVID-19 Task Force as Assistant Deputy Minister. Before this, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Workplace Policies and Services at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. And, before that, he was Director General of Consumer and Hazardous Product Safety Directorate at Health Canada, the Executive Director of the Results Division at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the General Counsel and Director of Policy to the Parliamentary Budget Officer and taught constitutional law at the University of Ottawa and Oxford University.

His career has spanned diverse fields, from quantitative to legal, including corporate finance, defence procurement, public sector policy, and public law. He is published in peer-reviewed journals covering law, government, and analytics and has led a number of high-profile reports of the PBO, ranging from a cost estimate of the F-35 fighter program to the cost of criminal justice in Canada.

He was the first student in the history of Oxford to simultaneously hold the positions of Editor-in-Chief of the University’s flagship law journal and President of Oxford Pro Bono Publico, the University’s foremost public interest advocacy group.

He has received numerous grants and scholarships to carry out research, led high profile litigation, has spoken at international fora (including OECD, World Bank, and British Institute of International and Comparative Law), testified at parliamentary committees, and speaks English, French, and Turkish fluently. He has taught in Canada, Australia, and at Oxford.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws and a Master of Philosophy in Law from Oxford University, and is a member of the Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program.

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is an independent agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1987, to protect depositors, policyholders, financial institution creditors and pension plan members, while allowing financial institutions to compete and take reasonable risks.