Mr Jim Balsillie
Jim Balsillie (B.Comm. Toronto, FCA Toronto, MBA Harvard) is a former Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion. (BlackBerry). He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. He was appointed to this role by the Government of Canada in 2013. He is also the founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Arctic Research Foundation, and co-founder of Communitech. He was the private sector representative on the UN Secretary General’s High Panel for Sustainability.
His awards include: Mobile World Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, India’s Priyadarshni Academy Global Award, Time Magazine World’s 100 Most Influential People, three times Barron’s list of “World’s Top CEOs” and once CNBC’s list of ‘Worst CEOs’.