Rustam Juma

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Privacy Officer, Eckler Ltd

Rustam Juma is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Eckler Ltd., Canada’s largest privately owned actuarial consulting firm with offices across Canada and the Caribbean. In this role, Rusty provides corporate governance, legal, and risk management advice to the Board and senior management during a period of significant change.

Prior to joining Eckler, Rusty was legal counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at Deloitte and worked at international law firms in both Toronto and Calgary. Rusty graduated law school from Western University and obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. He has worked in the United States and Afghanistan, studied abroad in India, and has volunteered in Vietnam.

Rustam is a co-founder of the National GC Network whose mission it is to help General Counsel and in-house lawyers advance ED&I values in their organizations and the legal community, a director of the Newcomers Women’s Services Toronto, and was previously appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to sit on the Council for the Association of Professional Geoscientists. In 2016, Rusty was awarded the global Top 10 30-Something Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel.