James L. Balsillie
Member of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Balsillie chairs the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Mr. Balsillie was appointed to this role by the Government of Canada in 2013. Mr. Balsillie is a former Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry) and founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He is also the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Arctic Research Foundation, and co-founder of Communitech. Mr. Balsillie 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, and three times Barron’s list of "World’s Top CEOs".
Mr. Balsillie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario.