Founder and Chief Client Strategist, BERTANI,
CanadaNamed by Practice Ignition as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting globally for two consecutive years, Isabella Bertani is the Founder and Chief Client Strategist at BERTANI, an audit, tax and advisory firm located in Toronto, Canada. Isabella's practice focuses on inbound foreign investment and Canadian domestic companies with global interests. A recognized leader in foreign direct investment, Isabella routinely advises global corporations with regards to their expansion into the Canadian market. Her clients include numerous foreign subsidiaries of significant global entities. Isabella is a frequent speaker on topics relating to globalization including doing business in Canada, trade agreements, global trade and migration, and the impact of geopolitical trends on global foreign direct investment and global trade. She has a particular interest in FDI and its impact on global sustainability. A strong believer in the importance of giving back to the community, Isabella has been involved with several charitable and professional organizations. She is a passionate advocate for women in business and women in economic development and has held several roles in women’s leadership. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Joanna Townsend Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade by the Organization of Women in International Trade in Toronto. In 2017, Isabella was bestowed the honour of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the highest distinction conferred on its members that have brought prestige to the profession through significant achievements in their professional careers, volunteer involvement in the affairs of the accounting profession, and contributions to the community. Isabella is a graduate of York University's Schulich School of Business holding both a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in policy and finance.