Elena Do

Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer

Elena Do joined Pender in February 2022 and is Pender’s Chief Compliance Officer and our Chief Legal Officer.

Elena is a licensed lawyer, having been called to the BC bar in 2008. She began her legal career at one of Canada’s oldest and largest full service law firms specializing in corporate commercial matters, M&A transactions and servicing both domestic and international clients. She then joined a leading full service regional law firm servicing Western and Northern Canada where she specialized in banking and financial transactions, including a wide range of complex and sophisticated debt-based financing transactions and acting for both lenders and borrowers.

Most recently, Elena worked for one of the largest and oldest banking and financial services organisations in the world that is also the largest foreign-owned bank in Canada. She was a senior compliance and legal officer and during her time there she advised the commercial banking team, the liquidity and cash management team, as well as the wealth and personal banking teams. She was responsible for overseeing regulatory developments, conflicts of interest, and providing legal support for product governance.

Elena holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University. She obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta and holds certifications in both compliance and Canadian privacy law.

Like many at Pender, Elena enjoys getting out into the great outdoors, hiking, gardening, cooking and travelling.