General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
Hina Latif is VP, General Counsel & Secretary at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada. In her role, which she has held since June 2018, Hina is responsible for providing timely, effective legal and related business advice to both Mercedes-Benz Financial and the company’s Daimler Truck Financial brand, and to minimize legal risk for both brands. She also oversees legal matters for all areas of the business and her work includes working advising on privacy and compliance matters and liaising closely with external counsel. She collaborates with her peers on the executive leadership team to devise and implement corporate strategy which relates to customers, dealers and employees.
As Head of Diversity, Hina co-chairs the recently launched diversity and inclusion working group at Mercedes-Benz Financial, which aims to optimally utilize the diversity of thought that comes from the company’s existing diverse workforce. Hina is also a co-founder and executive team member of the National GC Network, which organization aims to assist general counsel and in-house lawyers to advance ED&I values in their organizations and the legal community and to promote leadership opportunities for Canadian Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour lawyers.
Prior to Mercedes-Benz Financial, Hina acted as Canadian Counsel for Element Fleet Management and has held extensive experience in secured financing. Hina is qualified in Ontario and in the UK, where she began her legal career in 2000.