Business Advisory Council

The University of Alberta Business Advisory Council (BAC) offers leadership and advice to the Alberta School of Business and its managers. BAC members are respected members of Canada’s, the United States', and the international business communities. BAC members' efforts are invaluable in helping the Alberta School of Business establish and maintain strong connections to the wider community.

The Business Advisory Council was established in 1980 with a mandate to strengthen business and management education at the University of Alberta by offering leadership and advice to the Alberta School of Business and its executive team. The council serves as a vital communications link between the school, the university and the business community. Through the council’s efforts, we gain a better understanding of business in Alberta, Canada and the world.


Eric Axford

Executive Vice President, Business Services
Suncor Energy Inc
Calgary, Alberta

Robert Borrelli

Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP Canada
Edmonton, Alberta

Jeff Boyd

Regional President, Alberta and the Territories
RBC Royal Bank
Calgary, Alberta

J Lorne Braithwaite

Park Avenue Holdings Ltd
Thornhill, Ontario

Joseph Doucet

Stanley A Milner Professor and Dean
University of Alberta School of Business
Edmonton, Alberta

Terry Freeman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Magnum Energy Services and
Head of Investments, ATB Capital
Edmonton, Alberta

Cynthia Hansen

President, Gas Distribution & Power
Enbridge Inc
North York, Ontario

Jordan Hokanson

President and CEO
Hokanson Capital
Edmonton, Alberta

Paul Ingram

President
Silverberg Group
Edmonton, Alberta

Richard Jenkins

Chairman and Managing Director
Black Creek Investment Management
Toronto, Ontario

Bindi Karia

Founder and CEO
Bindi Ventures Ltd.
London, England

Jennifer Koury

Calgary, Alberta

Michael Lang

Chairman
StoneBridge Merchant Capital
Calgary, Alberta

Brett Marchand

President and CEO
Cossette Communications Inc
Toronto, Ontario

Andrew Melton

Executive Chair
Melcor REIT
Calgary, Alberta

Andrea Mondor

Co-Founder
BOLT Transition Inc
Edmonton, Alberta

Dave Mowat

Former President and CEO
ATB Financial
Edmonton, Alberta

Tina Naqvi-Rota

President
Cameron Corporation
Edmonton, Alberta

Guy Nelson

Executive Chairman & CEO
Empire Industries Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario

Leland Oberst

President and CEO
Innovative Fuel Systems
Edmonton, Alberta

Donald Oborowsky

President and CEO
Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd
Edmonton, Alberta

Catrin Owen

CEO
Calder Bateman Communications
Edmonton, Alberta

Brian Pohl

Partner
Orthus Partners LLP
London, England

Dr John Poon

Managing Director
Broad Venture International Limited
Hong Kong

Barry Scholnick

Professor
Marketing, Business Economics, and Law
University of Alberta School of Business
Edmonton, Alberta

Jared Smith

Principal
Incite Solutions Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta

Zahra Somani

Partner
Pirani Group
Edmonton, Alberta

Gail Stepanik-Keber

Chief Brand, Digital Banking & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Service Credit Union
Edmonton, Alberta

David Tims

Managing Director, Fixed Incomes and Currencies
RBC Capital Markets
Vancouver, British Columbia

Brian Vaasjo

President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Power Corporation
Edmonton, Alberta

Janet Wood

Global Head, Talent and Leadership
SAP
Vancouver, British Columbia