James Pierlot

James Pierlot is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Pier™, a new and innovative pension-delivery model with a mission to make workplace pension-plan membership broadly available to all Canadians.

With public- and private-sector experience in the regulation, governance, design and delivery of workplace retirement programs, Mr. Pierlot is a recognized thought leader. He provides advice to policy makers and regulators, has authored or co-authored several articles and peer-reviewed publications on pension.

Founder and principal of Pierlot Pension Law, James Pierlot provides legal and consulting advice to pension plan sponsors and administrators

He has appeared as an expert witness before standing committees of the Senate of Canada and House of Commons and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the John Hanson Memorial Prize (Chicago Actuarial Foundation) for his published work and advocacy for better retirement income security.

A past-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Pensions & Benefits Law Executive Committee and the Legal Advisory Committee of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, James is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute Pension Policy Council and serves on advisory committees of the Financial Services Regulatory authority of Ontario.

James is fluent in English and French and holds degrees in Taxation Law (Osgoode Hall), Droit Civil (Université de Montréal), Droit international et communautaire (Université d’Aix-Marseille III), Common Law (Osgoode Hall) and History (University of Western Ontario).