August 28, 2015 Ely Razin
Ely is a rare combination of seasoned corporate executive and technology entrepreneur. Previously, Ely served as Head of Board Governance for Thomson Reuters Accelus, globally. The business focused on the needs of Boards of Directors and broader Senior Executive teams of Global 500 companies, across key global financial centers. In this role, he met frequently with top Board Members and Corporate Executives for some of the largest companies in the world.
Earlier, Ely served as Head of Business Law for Thomson Reuters. In this role, his remit was broad, covering Major Transactions, Industry Regulation and Disclosure – along with related Corporate Governance issues. He was also a frequent guest on Reuters TV, reviewing trends of interest to the corporate and financial markets.
Prior to Thomson Reuters, Ely founded and served as CEO of Expert Ease Software, a joint US/Israel business that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2004. Expert Ease developed AI-based software that automatically summarized key deal terms for everything from Capital Markets to M&A to Real Estate transactions. Its customers included corporate General Counsel and leading Law Firms.
A lawyer by training, Ely began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer and worked on a broad range of transactions.
Ely received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business of York University and his B.A. from the University of Toronto.
In his “spare time” Ely enjoys running and swimming.