Two Indigenous Business and Community Leaders Appointed As Executives-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management
July 6, 2023
Toronto – Two senior Indigenous business and community leaders have been appointed as Executives-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School
Matt Jamieson is the CEO, President & Director of the Six Nations of Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Sara Wolfe, a graduate of the Rotman Executive MBA program, was the Director of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative at Grand Challenges Canada.
Jamieson has studied business at Mohawk College and holds an MBA from Athabasca University as well as the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School. SNGRDC is a community development corporation wholly owned by Six Nations of the Grand River. In his role, he leads strategy, operations, and investment activity while reporting to a board composed of nine independent directors. Since 2015, SNGRDC has successfully deployed over $60 million of equity into utility scale energy and infrastructure projects with a combined $2.5 billion total investment cost. These activities have generated over $150M of direct economic impact for Six Nations of the Grand River. At the Rotman School he will engage with faculty and students through classroom visits, presentations and other activities.
Wolfe, in addition to her Rotman Executive MBA, holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) from Thames Valley University (London, UK). She recently stepped down from her role as the Director of the Indigenous Innovative Initiative, a social finance fund which aims to enable Indigenous innovators and communities to identify and solve their own challenges, transform lives and drive inclusive economic growth and improve health outcomes. At the Rotman School, she co-chaired the Rotman Indigenous Task Force and served as an advisor to the Dean on Indigenous issues. In her new role, she will engage with faculty and students in a variety of ways including her continuing support of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and her ongoing guidance on the School’s efforts to incorporate Indigenous learning and teaching in the Rotman community.
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