Biography of Elisabeth Lang

Photo of Elisabeth Lang, Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Elisabeth Lang was reappointed Superintendent of Bankruptcy for a five-year term, effective October 7, 2023

Originally appointed in October 2018, Ms. Lang and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) team have achieved significant results in support of an effective insolvency system in Canada. This work includes IT modernization, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the achievement of important compliance and enforcement outcomes, a focus on meaningful engagement and organizational excellence, all in support of business, investor and consumer confidence in the Canadian marketplace.  For more information, please see the OSB ’s Business Plans and Annual Reports.

Ms. Lang brings a wealth of experience and deep understanding of the mandate and mission of the organization, having served as a member of the Executive team of the OSB from 2007 to 2016. Prior to her original term as Superintendent, she held leadership positions at the Competition Bureau, where she served as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Competition and then the Associate Deputy Commissioner of Deceptive Marketing Practices. A lawyer by training, Ms. Lang acquired experience in private practice before joining the Department of Justice as Legal Counsel for Industry Canada. Ms. Lang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from King's College at the University of Western Ontario before completing her Law Degree at York University's Osgoode Hall.

Born in Saskatoon, Ms. Lang has lived in Winnipeg, London, Toronto and Ottawa. She is married with three daughters.