George Vegh

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
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George Vegh is a leading energy regulatory and governance expert. 

In addition to being a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of energy regulation at the Munk School, Vegh teaches at the University of Toronto Law School and is the Director of the Master’s Program in Energy and Infrastructure Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.  

Vegh is the Chair of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) where he provides strategic direction and advice to the organization. He was previously General Counsel of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) where he focused on developing innovative policy development processes. 

Vegh is a member of the bars of Ontario and Alberta and is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, International Financial Law Review, American Lawyer, Lexpert, and the Legal 500. 

Vegh has served as an energy sector leader in his capacity as Chair of the Ontario Energy Association, Vice-Chair of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, and heading industry task forces on Distribution Rate Regulation; Infrastructure Renewal; Distributed Generation; and Transmission Connection for Renewable Generation.  He has contributed to energy policy development through providing expert testimony to committees of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, serving in leadership roles on the OEB Chair’s Committee on Innovation, and the IESO Electricity Market Forum. He has also advised on regulatory structural reform in Kenya, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. 

Updated July 2023.