Board of Advisors

Shakil Choudhury

Co-Founder | Anima Leadership

ChoudhurysqShakil Choudhury is co-founder of Anima Leadership, an award-winning consulting company that believes when people feel like they matter and belong, the extraordinary becomes possible. Anima offers innovative organizational change and training solutions to nurture inclusive, productive workplaces. Shakil’s experience includes leading community development projects in Latin America, film crews in Toronto and peace-building projects with communities in conflict in Europe. Shakil’s fascination for how the mind works, neuroscience and diversity issues has developed into a holistic approach to leadership, one that integrates emotional intelligence skills with prejudice-reduction strategies and mindfulness training. His recent projects include creating the tools and curriculum for the government of Canada’s Racism-Free Workplace Strategy, as well training school system leaders on Ontario Ministry of Education’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. His most challenging and fulfilling management experience, however, has been his 2 year old daughter teaching him about fatherhood.

David Colcleugh

Faculty Leadership Development Professor | ILead

ColcleughsqDavid Colcleugh spent 39 years in various roles with the DuPont Company. He undertook a wide variety of senior managing and leading assignments. Specifically with DuPont Canada Inc as Chairman, President, and CEO, and in the USA as principal consultant in Corporate Plans, in Asia as President of DuPont Asia Pacific. He entered DuPont Canada from the U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, graduating with a BASc, MASc, and PhD in Chemical Engineering. He gained post-doctoral experience in the Department of Physical Chemistry, Cambridge University in the U.K. David has served at various times on 15 Boards of Directors of large, small, for-profit and non-profit business organizations, three of these as Chairman, gaining a wealth of experience in various business models and interacting with many outstanding leaders. He has been the Faculty’s Professor of Leadership Development since 2007, developing and delivering an academic course for 4th year and graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Everyone a Leader: A Guide to Leading High-Performance Organizations for Engineers and Scientists.

Ashley Lawrence

CFO | Kijiji Canada

AshleyLawrenceAshley Lawrence is the CFO of Kijiji Canada part of the eBay Classifieds Group. Ashley has a BASc from the University of Toronto in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to becoming CFO, Ashley headed Kijiji’s Analytics and Strategy team. Prior to eBay, Ashley worked for one of Canada’s largest private equity firms, EdgeStone Capital Partners on their venture team. Additionally, Ashley has also worked for MMV Financial, a leader in venture debt lending. Ashley began his professional career with IBM Canada, first as a market and competitive analyst for one of their leading server brands. While at IBM Ashley developed his consulting skills (culminating in becoming a certified IBM consultant) with their Global Services division in their Information Security and Emerging Technologies practice. His clients included many financial services firms and two central banks. Ashley has completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analytics (CFA) program.

Sanjay Malaviya

President & CEO | RL Solutions

MalaviyasqSanjay Malaviya is President and CEO of RL Solutions, a Toronto based patient safety software company. Since founding the organization in 1997, he has transformed it from a one product company born out of a hospital IT department, to a leading provider of risk management, patient feedback, claims management and infection surveillance software to over 2000 healthcare organizations around the world. Sanjay’s continued leadership and vision has been instrumental to the growth of RL Solutions, culminating with an exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association for the company’s incident management solution, RL6:Risk, as well as 9 of the top 10 hospitals in the US counting themselves as RL Solutions clients. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Sanjay has leveraged both his degree in Computer Engineering, as well as his almost decade of experience in a hospital setting, to offer a truly unique perspective on healthcare IT. To this day, he continues to be driven by his passion for making healthcare software not only cutting-edge, but also intuitive and easy to use for even the most casual user. While guiding the company to more than 15 consecutive years of profitability, Sanjay has never lost focus on the importance of positive employee engagement. In addition to implementing concepts such as unlimited vacation for all staff, Sanjay’s leadership has resulted in RL Solutions being named one of the best employers in Canada for many years running.

Ted Maulucci

Chief Information Officer | Tridel Group of Companies

TedMaulucciTed Maulucci is the Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies and has been with the Tridel Group for over twenty years, leading the information technology group for the last fifteen. Ted has a BASc from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Property Development. Ted is passionate advancing innovation across Canada through partnerships and collaboration. He has been recognized with several international and local awards for IT leadership, IT application development for the real estate industry, smart buildings, and innovation. Some notable awards are the “Top Ten Best in Class CIO’s in North America” by Computerworld, CIPA Gold Award of Excellence for application development in the real estate industry, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting Canadian innovation, and the Mid-Career Award from the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association for industry and social contribution in an engineering career.

Elizabeth Mills

President & CEO | Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

MillssqElizabeth Mills is the inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), one of four newly amalgamated health and safety associations resulting from the restructuring of Ontario’s prevention system. WSPS, formed January 1, 2010, is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to meet the health and safety needs of 154,000 businesses in the agricultural, manufacturing and service industries, representing 3.8 million employees across Ontario. Elizabeth was previously CEO of the Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA), having brought together a coalition of industry trade associations and volunteer organizations to found the not-for-profit association in 1997. A native of Toronto, Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1987) from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University (1991).

Emily Moore

Director of Water Technology | Hatch

MooresqEmily Moore is Hatch’s Managing Director, Water & Natural Environment and has over 20 years of experience in industrial R&D. Emily is responsible for a world wide team of water specialists who deliver projects in water supply, treatment and waste management. Previously, Emily was Hatch’s Director of Technology Development, responsible for technology portfolio management including project development, technology transfer, industry-university partnerships and intellectual property management. Before coming to Hatch in 2008, Emily worked for 11 years at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada as a Member of Research Staff, Principal Engineer and Process Engineering Manager delivering Xerox’s chemical toner technology from laboratory to market. Emily holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University and a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2016 Emily was recognized as one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining and received the SCI Canada Kalev Pugi Award.

Sandra Odendahl

Senior Director of Social Innovation | RBC

SandaOdendahlSandra leads RBC’s Social Innovation team, responsible for global strategy and leadership in driving social impact through RBC’s community, business and employee initiatives. She was appointed to this role in November 2015 after 8 years as Director of Corporate Sustainability at RBC. She also heads RBC’s Social Finance Initiative, a $20 million program to catalyse the use of private money and financial markets to solve environmental and social issues.  Sandra is the Board Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, where she has been a director since 2011. She is a Board member and Finance Committee member at Pollution Probe.  In December 2013, Sandra was one of 12 Canadians appointed to the federal Ministerial Advisory Council on Social Innovation. Born in Ottawa, Sandra has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa an MASc from the University of Toronto. Sandra is a licensed professional engineer, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Dan Rosen

Director of the Center for Financial Institutions | Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

DanRosenDan Rosen is an adjunct professor of Mathematical Finance at the University of Toronto, and the first Director of the Center for Financial Institutions at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. Until very recently he was the Managing Director for Risk and Analytics at S&P Capital IQ. Dan was the co-founder and CEO, from 2006 to 2012, of R2 Financial Technologies, originally incubated at the Fields Institute in Toronto and acquired by S&P Capital IQ in 2012. He has authored numerous risk management and financial engineering publications, including two books, and several patents, and serves in the editorial board of several industrial and academic journals, including Quantitative Finance, Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, and the Journal of Credit Risk. He holds an MASc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was also Post-Doctoral fellow and research associate at the Center for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CMTE). He has a degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, in Mexico City, where he was awarded in 2015 the recognition of Distinguished Alumni.

Bill Troost

President & CEO | Peel Plastic Products

TroostsqBill Troost graduated from U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry with his B.A.Sc. in 1967. He worked for Union Carbide until 1973 when he undertook MBA studies at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1975. Bill started to work in the flexible packaging business and founded Peel Plastic Products in 1978. The company has grown from two employees in 4,000 square feet to 400 employees in 300,000 square feet; their business is “innovative flexible packaging solutions”. Bill is President and CEO. He has served on the Chemical Engineering Board of Advisors since 2005. He is a long-term supporter of ILead (formerly LOT) programming and was instrumental in establishing the “Troost Family Leaders of Tomorrow Award” for Fourth Year Chemical Engineering students.