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Lisa de Wilde is the Bell Media Professor in Media Management in the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management.
Lisa is a visionary and transformational leader. Over 14 years as CEO of TVO (2005 — 2019) she transformed the educational broadcaster from an analog operation to an innovative, fully digital leader. While also building up a current affairs powerhouse at TVO, Lisa’s sharp focus on education technology created groundbreaking new tools and programs to position TVO as an award-winning global leader in EdTech.
Since 2002, she has served on numerous boards in the private and not-for-profit sectors, and currently serves as a Board member of TELUS where she chairs the Governance Committee, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada where she is Vice-Chair, Toronto Global, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and CARE Canada. She is also a former board member and Chair of the Board of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
She is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC, was a partner at a major law firm and served as President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.
Lisa is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honourary degrees from Toronto Metropolitan University and Brandon University, holds a Bachelor of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Order of Canada. Her personal interests include film, travel, dance and the new generation of talent.