James Laurence Balsillie

Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

James Laurence Balsillie

James Laurence Balsillie

Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Centre for International Governance Innovation
The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.
BlackBerry Ltd.

RelSci Relationships

1209

Primary Location

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

02/03/1961

Age

58

Number of Awards

4

Estimated Net Worth

$800M

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Director & Vice President-Programs at The Centre for International Governance Innovation

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President at Sentinel Associates Ltd.

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Former Senior Partner at GMP Securities LP

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Founding Partner at Rozental & Asociados

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Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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President at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Chair, Program on Imperfect Knowledge Economics at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Director of Research at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Founder at Demeure Operating Co. Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Danby Products Ltd.

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James Laurence Balsillie
Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.
Education
MBA
Class of 1989

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario foster's public confidence in the CPA profession by acting in the public interest and helping our Members excel.

Member
Current

The Commission was originally created in 1973 to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking. The Commission has grown since its early days to include members from more countries in these regions, and it continues to find that study and dialogue about the pressing problems facing our planet remain as important today as in 1973. Problems and threats have changed, but their importance has only increased due to the more interconnected and interdependent world in which we now live.

Career History
Executive Vice President
Prior
Founder
2002 - Current

CIGI strives to be the world's leading think tank on international governance, with recognized impact on significant global problems.

Founder
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Supervisory Board
2015 - Current

Citadele Banka AS provides banking, financial, and asset management services. It offers daily banking, financing, and trade finance services, payment cards, consumer credits, mortgage loans, leasing, life insurance, investment and pension management, private banking, encashment services, and payments on the internet. The company was founded on June 30, 2010 and is headquartered in Riga, Latvia.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

OMERS Ventures is an active manager which seeks to invest initial seed round investment ($500,000 to $2 million) or a larger growth capital round (up to $30 million). The firm invests in companies located primarily in US & Canada and also make selective investments in Europe or other parts of the world on a case by case basis. They focuses on companies operating in the fields of technology (Consumer software, Enterprise software, Mobile, Hardware, Clean IT, Healthcare IT) , media (Digital Media and Adv, Social Media, Consumer Internet) and telecommunications (Networking and Infrastructure). They provides financing for all stages from seed capital to company's entire lifecycle participating in every round.

Director
1996 - 2007

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. engages in the provision of logistics technology solutions. It specializes in cloud-based solutions including modular and software-as-a-service to route, schedule, track, and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate, and execute shipments; rate, audit, and pay transportation invoices; access and leverage global trade and restricted party data; file customers and security documents for imports and exports; research and perform trade tariff and duty calculations; and other logistics processes. The company was founded on May 22, 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2002 - Current

CIGI strives to be the world's leading think tank on international governance, with recognized impact on significant global problems.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Global Partners Council
Current

The Institute for New Economic Thinking was created to broaden and accelerate the development of new economic thinking that can lead to solutions for the great challenges of the 21st century. The havoc wrought by our recent global financial crisis has vividly demonstrated the deficiencies in our outdated current economic theories, and shown the need for new economic thinking – right now. The Institute is supporting this fundamental shift in economic thinking through research funding, community building, and spreading the word about the need for change. We already are a global community of thousands of new economic thinkers, ranging from Nobel Prize winning economists to teachers and students who have emerged out from the shadows of prevailing economic thought, attracted by the promise of a free and open economic discourse.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $50K
2014

The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to support the Hospital's mandate to be a progressive community hospital providing the right care at the right time in the right place. The Foundation's mission is to create, organize and effectively manage a comprehensive fundraising program. Established in 1990, the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation has continuously raised funds to enhance healthcare for over than 330,000 residents of the Markham and Stouffville communities. Through the overwhelming support of generous donors, the Foundation has been able to fund capital expenditures for equipment, IT infrastructure, renovations, and education for the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

$10K - $100K
2012

The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to support the Hospital's mandate to be a progressive community hospital providing the right care at the right time in the right place. The Foundation's mission is to create, organize and effectively manage a comprehensive fundraising program. Established in 1990, the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation has continuously raised funds to enhance healthcare for over than 330,000 residents of the Markham and Stouffville communities. Through the overwhelming support of generous donors, the Foundation has been able to fund capital expenditures for equipment, IT infrastructure, renovations, and education for the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Awards & Honors
Rank #692
2011
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #421
2010
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
2005
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
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