Jim Leech

Chancellor at Queen’s University

Jim Leech

Jim Leech

Chancellor at Queen’s University

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Ontario Teachers' Private Capital
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
UniCorp. Energy Corp.

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Head of Canadian Private Equity at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Founder at Cortland Equity Partners

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Vice Chairman at Women's College Hospital

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Director-Atlantic Council at World Wildlife Fund - Canada

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Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Copper Street Capital LLP (Private Equity)

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Managing Director at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Founding Member at Enactus Global

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Co-Founder at InterGlobe Aviation Pvt Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Peloton Capital Management, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Queen's University Engineering Society Services, Inc.

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Jim Leech
Chancellor at Queen’s University
B.Sc. Honours in Math & Physics

RMCC, is the military college of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university creating military officers.


Queen's School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with a faculty team renowned for its academic credentials and business experience. The School has earned international recognition for its innovative approaches to business education and has been a pioneer in the areas of team-based and experiential learning.


Institute of Corporate Directors is a Canadian nonprofit company located in Toronto, ON, that promotes governance and develops leadership skills. The firm was founded by Brian J. Gibson. Rahul K. Bhardwaj is the CEO, in this role since 2016.The company says this about itself: ICD is treasury's trusted, independent portal provider of money market funds and other short-term investments. We provide intuitive technology and unbiased access to over 300 investment products through ICD Portal, a model in the industry for trading, reporting and analysis. Through our Global Trade Desk, located in London, Boston and San Francisco, we offer follow-the-sun support and expert service.


The Henry Jackson Initiative (HJI) represents a bi-partisan group of business, policy and academic leaders focused on promoting a more responsible, sustainable and inclusive capitalist system. The HJI calls for international collaboration from businesses and other organizations to encourage the widest possible adoption of programs that improve capitalism as a driver of well-being for all of society. The HJI facilitates collaborative responses to global challenges and multiplies individual action to amplify the overall impact that business can make.

Career History
2014 - Current

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

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McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in design, marketing and sales, analytics, operations, transformation and restructuring, risk, strategy and corporate finance, and sustainability and resource productivity. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - 2010

Teachers Private Capital (TPC) focuses on direct private equity investments, as well as investments in leading private equity funds and venture capital opportunities across the globe. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of diversified industrials, energy & power, financial services, consumer & retail, healthcare, technology, media, and telecommunications. They make direct private equity investments in mid-cap companies. The firm invests both directly and indirectly in private companies in partnership with a select number of private equity firms. It also makes co-investment.

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Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund engages in the provision of portfolio of industrial chemicals and value-added services. It operates through the following segments: Sulphur Products & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals, Electrochemicals, and Corporate. The Sulphur Products & Performance Chemicals segment markets sulphuric acid, liquid sulphur dioxide, sulphur, sodium hydrosulphite, sodium bisulphate, and zinc oxide. The Water Solutions & Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures and markets a variety of inorganic coagulants used in water treatment, including aluminum sulphate, aluminum chlorohydrate, polyaluminum chloride, ferric sulphate, and others; and a number of specialty chemicals, including sodium nitrite, potassium chloride, P2S5, aluminum hydroxide vaccine adjuvants, and sulphides. The Electrochemicals segment manufactures and markets sodium chlorate and chlor-alkali products largely for the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and water treatment industries. The Corporate segment is a non-operating segment that provides centralized services such as treasury, finance, information systems, human resources, legal and risk management, and environmental, health and safety support. The company was founded on May 17, 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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The Learning Partnership engages in education and business. Its firm includes innovative student programs, executive leadership for educators, knowledge mobilization and policy, tribute celebrations of excellence and ongoing collaborations. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board purchases Orient Overseas International Ltd. /Terminal Divisions (3) from Orient Overseas (International) Ltd.

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Ontario Teachers' Private Capital purchase Doane Pet Care Company, Inc. from aPriori Capital Partners LP, CapStreet Group, Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Inc.

Awards & Honors
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
Toronto, Canada
2013 Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit

The Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit will convene government officials, business leaders and industry titans in banking, energy, commodities and technology and examine Canada’s role as a major destination for investment and a supplier of capital around the world.

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