Board of Directors
Mark Smithyes - Chairman
President of Life Sciences Consulting. 25+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries including senior leadership positions at Novartis and Alcon. Currently, a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto and Board Chair of Life Sciences Ontario.
Former Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Former Founding Head of Twitter Canada and the Head of Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Author of best-selling business book Our Turn published by Random House.
Founder and CEO of TribalScale, a software design and development company. 15+ years of experience in the technology sector. Current Board Member for the Ontario Association of Food Banks and mentor at the Founder Institute and the DMZ at Ryerson University.
CEO and Director of Fountain Asset Corporation. Former Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst/ Trader for Forge First Asset Management. Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.
Dr. Newton Howard
Professor of Computational Neurology at Oxford. Board of Directors at the Brain Sciences Foundation and the Oxford Computational Neuroscience Lab. Founder of the Mind Machine Project at MIT.
Dr. Luca Pani
Former Director General of the Italian Medicines Agency. VP for Regulatory Strategy and Market Access Innovation at VeraSci, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology, and author of over 180 scientifi c publications.
Former CEO of 4 internationally acclaimed communication agencies including SID LEE, Dentsu America and ATTIK. Founder of Elevation Barn, a worldwide network of leaders coming together to solve our planet’s grand challenges.
Chief Digital Officer at T-Mobile. 30+ years of experience working at some of the world's leading brands including Apple, Google and Nat Geo.
Managing Director of Octagon’s Olympic and Action Sports division, the world’s largest sports and entertainment marketing firm with 60 offices around the globe.
Founder of Cutwater. 30+ years of marketing experience, creating award winning campaigns. Previously Creative Director at TBWA. 2020 Campaign 40 over 40 honoree.
Healthcare consultant. 30+ years working in the healthcare sector. Creator of the Women’s Cardiac Health Initiative for Women’s College Hospital.
Scientific leader and technical operations with 20+ years experience in drug product formulation development for global leaders, including Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Raja Rajamannar (Honorary Advisor)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, Mastercard. Author of Bestseller Quantum Marketing. Top 5 World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes.