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The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre benefits enormously from the voluntary support of external business advisors who participate in the Centre’s programs. Our advisors provide students with real business leadership challenges, enable students to enhance their leadership competencies and through example inspire students to become leaders.

Importantly, our advisors provide an essential link between the Centre and leaders in business, government, health, sport and the voluntary sector.

As well, the Centre’s leadership regularly benefit from our advisors recommendations about new initiatives that will expand and enhance the Centre’s impact on students and society.

Our Business Advisors:

Ilya Bahar, Managing Director, PwC Consulting, Toronto

Frank Bertolas, President, Owner Carpe Diem Media, Toronto

Shafi Bhuiyan, Founding Academic Director/Program Manager ITMD, Ryerson University

Sunni Boot, Retired CEO, ZenithOptimedia Canada, Toronto           

Kathryn Brownlie, Assistant Vice-President Marketing, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Ted Cadsby, Corporate Director, Consultant, best-selling author, and speaker On Complexity and Decision Making. Former Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, CIBC, Toronto

Mark Cohen, SVP Operations, AST Trust Company Canada, Toronto    

James Cowan, Macleans Managing Editor, Special Features, Toronto

Greg Drohan, Retired President, Church and Dwight, (Arm and Hammer) Canada; Toronto

Anne Fawcett, Advisor, Caldwell Partners International, Toronto

Taanta Gupta, Retired Vice President of Communications, Rogers Communications, Toronto    

Julia Hanigsberg, President & CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Toronto    

Mary-Jo Hewat, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities, Genworth Canada, Toronto

George Horhota, Co-Founder, The Brockton, Toronto

Catherine D. Hume, Chief Executive Officer CHF Investor Relations, Toronto

Ilan Jacobson, President and CEO, Firepower Capital, Toronto

Bruce Johnson, Executive Chairman, Visio Media Inc., Edmonton

Cynthia Kett, Principal, Stewart & Kett Financial Advisors Inc., Toronto

Marelize Konig, Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Group, PwC, Toronto

Jill Kravetz, CEO, iRelaunch, Boston

John Lawrence, Independent CSR advisor; Past Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walmart Canada. Toronto

Peter Maddison, Founder, Xodiac Inc. Toronto

Joel Matlin, President and CEO, Think Protection Inc., Toronto

Wayne McFarlane, Executive in Residence, Ryerson University, retired Human Capital Leader, PwC, Toronto

Tracey McKinley, Marketing and Publishing Consultant, Oakville

Jamil Mina, OpenShift Adoption Evangelist, Red Hat, Toronto


Pasquale (Pat) Minicucci, Executive Coach & Consultant, Retired Senior Vice President for Personal and Commercial Banking For Central, Western and Atlantic Regions, National Bank Of Canada, Toronto

Kerry Mitchell, President, Arlo Strategy, Toronto

Dennis Mock, Ryerson University, Toronto

Kieran Murphy, Director, Learning & Development, RSM Canada, Toronto

Leanne Nicolle, President and CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto    

Nan Oldroyd, Vice-President, Human Resources - Market & Emerging Business Divisions, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Toronto

Graig Orenstien, Vice President, Corporate Development, GFL Environmental Inc, Toronto

Ian Orfanides, Program Director, Strategic Retail Partnerships, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto

Rebecca Pang, Banking Professional, RE Investor and Non-Profit Board Member, Toronto

Leena Patel, Principal, The Marketing Elephant

Lynda Polan, National HR Leader - Advisory Services, KPMG, Toronto

Ryan Robinet, Senior Manager, KPMG Canada, Toronto

Lorne Salzman, Lawyer and Consultant, Toronto

Amee Sandhu, Regional Integrity Head (USA & Latam) & Sector Integrity Officer (Mining & Metallurgy) | Integrity |SNC-Lavalin

Shane Saunderson, Researcher, Lecturer, Schulich Executive Education Centre, Toronto 

Ed Scheck, Partner, Hogg, Shain & Scheck, Chartered Accountants, Toronto

Susan Schutta, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Revera Inc. Toronto

Matthew Segal, Partner, Hawthorn Equity Partners, Toronto

Eric Singer, Director of Product And Program Realization, Telus, Toronto

Ali Soheli, Managing Director, Process Engineering & Strategy, Business Financing, BMO Financial Group, Toronto

Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Pricing, Scotiabank, Toronto

Christa C. Wessel,  Senior Advisor, Reputation, Culture & Ethics, at The Change Alliance, Toronto.

Faisal Yousef, Associate Vice President, TD Bank, Toronto

Our Program Fellows

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre is anchored by a group of Senior Fellows who play a central role in the Centre’s research and educational activities.

Our People - Ted Rogers Fellowship Program

Each year, The Leadership Centre accepts applications from students in the Ted Rogers MBA Program to become Junior Fellows and to forge a closer relationship with the Centre.