Hina Latif

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canad

Hina Latif is VP, General Counsel & Secretary at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada. In her role, which she has held since June 2018, Hina is responsible for providing effective legal and strategic business advice and for legal risk mitigation relating to Mercedes-Benz Financial and, up until late 2021, for the same in relation to Daimler Truck Financial. She oversees legal matters for all areas of the business and her work includes advising on privacy, employment and compliance matters and liaising closely with external counsel. She collaborates with her peers on the Executive Leadership Team to devise and implement corporate strategy that relates to customers, dealers and employees. 

As Head of Diversity, Hina founded the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group at Mercedes-Benz Financial and has co-chaired the initiative since it was launched in January 2021. Hina is also a co-founder and executive team member of the National GC Network, which organization aims to assist general counsel and in-house lawyers to advance ED&I values in their organizations and the legal community and to promote leadership opportunities for Canadian Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour lawyers. Hina regularly acts as a mentor to other professionals and to students of various disciplines by way of both formal and informal mentorship opportunities.   

Prior to Mercedes-Benz Financial, Hina acted as Canadian Counsel for Element Fleet Management and has held other in-house roles, with a particular focus on secured financing. Hina is qualified in Ontario and in the UK, where she began her legal career in 2000.