AST Appoints Renata Dzuba as D.F. King Canada Vice President of Operations

January 20, 2020—Leading governance, proxy and ownership services firm D.F. King Canada, an AST Company, has announced the appointment of Renata Dzuba as Vice President of Operations, to be based in Toronto. In the new role she will report to D.F. King Canada Senior Vice President and Business Head, Jonathan Pinto.

“We’re very pleased for Renata to join us in this important role for D.F. King going forward,” says Jonathan Pinto, SVP D.F. King Canada. “Corporate issuers’ needs—and those of their shareholders—are evolving and becoming more complex every day. To meet those needs, we defined this role and sought a new team member with demonstrated success in developing effective CRM programs for financial services, delivering results for clients and internally. Renata’s unique perspective on corporate actions and shareholder services fit perfectly with us.”

Dzuba joins D.F. King Canada after more than two decades in the Canadian financial services industry, most recently as Senior Director of Corporate Actions with Kingsdale Advisors, and previously in a number of roles with RBC Investor and Treasury Services (formerly RBC Dexia). In her new position she will focus on client relationship management (CRM) with issuers, including addressing ongoing issuer and shareholder needs, among other responsibilities.

“I am incredibly excited to join the corporate governance team with D.F. King Canada,” Dzuba adds. “We bring an unparalleled heritage to the industry and a proven history of results for clients. I look forward to further enabling that work through an expanded relationship management program, assisting our senior leadership on executing new strategy, and of course, working hand in glove with our impressive cohort of issuer clients and their shareholders.”

Dzuba is a Toronto resident and in the past, she has participated in multiple fundraising drives as an advocate for supporting preschool and primary education.


About D.F. King Canada

D.F. King Canada, an AST company, leads the industry in governance, proxy and ownership services. With over 70 years of experience, D.F. King Canada provides strategic advice in complex solicitations, specializing in proxy contests, mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate governance consulting. For more information, please visit:


About AST (Canada)

AST Trust Company (Canada) is a full-service, tech-enabled professional services firm that helps companies and security holders across North America maintain momentum through the use of secure corporate data, analytics, advisory services, and a strategic approach to every interaction.

AST and its affiliates, including D.F. King Canada, are dedicated to supporting clients throughout their organization’s evolution. From IPOs to specialized transactions, activist investors to M&A support, we help companies streamline operations and increase efficiencies. We lead the industry with a comprehensive portfolio that includes transfer agent and registrar services, corporate governance, proxy and ownership services, equity plan solutions, corporate trust and structured financial services.

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About AST

AST was originally founded as a transfer agent over 45 years ago. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, AST has pioneered a new model of integrated ownership data management, advisory services and financial technology in the industry. AST affiliates include AST Trust Company (Canada), D.F. King & Co, Inc., Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. and AST Private Company Solutions, Inc.

Today, AST offers a full scope of ownership services that include registry services, corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund proxy solicitation, shareholder identification and asset recovery offerings. For more information, please visit



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