Business Advisory Council (BAC)

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 and Chief Sustainability Officer
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

Alden Christianson

Senior Research Program Manager
DeepMind
Edmonton, Alberta

Joseph Doucet

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

Chris Fowler

President and CEO
CWB Financial Group
Edmonton, Alberta

Terry Freeman

Head of Investments
ATB Capital
Edmonton, Alberta

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

Business Advisor
Calgary, Alberta

Michael Lang

Chairman
StoneBridge Merchant Capital
Calgary, Alberta

Brett Marchand

President and CEO
Cossette Communications Inc
Toronto, Ontario

Linda McCurdy

President and CEO
K-Bro Linen Systems Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Andrew Melton

Executive Chair
Melcor REIT
Calgary, Alberta

Andrea Mondor

Co-Founder
BOLT Transition Inc
Edmonton, Alberta

Tina Naqvi-Rota

CEO
Cameron Corporation
Edmonton, Alberta

Guy Nelson

Executive Chairman and CEO
Empire Industries Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario

Leland Oberst

President and CEO
Innovative Fuel Systems
Edmonton, Alberta

Catrin Owen

Deputy City Manager, Communications and Engagement
City of Edmonton
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

Partner and Chief Marketing Officer
The Luxus Group
Edmonton, Alberta

Zahra Somani

Partner
Pirani Group
Edmonton, Alberta

Gail Stepanik-Keber

Chief Brand, Digital Banking and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Servus Credit Union
Edmonton, Alberta

David Tims

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

Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay Stasiewich

Head of Capital Markets
Delphia Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Kevin Uebelein

Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Edmonton, Alberta

Janet Wood

Board Member, Interim CEO
Science World
Vancouver, British Columbia

Matthew Woolsey

President
York Realty Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta