Leadership Team

Sean Mullin
Executive Director
Mark Hazelden
Senior Director
Coralie D’Souza
Director of Communications, Events + Community Relations
Sarah Doyle
Director of Policy + Research
Heather Russek
Acting Director, Policy Innovation Platform
Alex Conliffe
Director, Policy Innovation Platform


AJ Tibando
Project Lead
Andrew Do
Policy Analyst
Asher Zafar
Project Lead, Data Science
Annalise Huynh
Policy Analyst + Designer
Creig Lamb
Senior Policy Analyst
Diana Rivera
Erin Hesselink
Communications Assistant
Jesse Darling
Manager, Policy Innovation Platform
Jessica Thornton
Senior Projects Designer
Laura C Dan
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Michelle Park
Projects Officer
Nisa Malli
Senior Policy Analyst
Simona Ramkisson
Senior Projects Officer​
​Sarah Villeneuve
Policy Assistant
Viet Vu


At BII+E, we don’t expect to have all the answers, and thus believe strongly in an open and collaborative approach to problem solving. We are deliberately building opportunities to engage external experts early on in our research process.

If you are interested in exploring a collaboration with BII+E, please contact Sarah Doyle, Director of Policy and Research, at sarah.doyle@ryerson.ca.

David Rubinger
Data Scientist, Polar
Emma Loewen
Research Assistant
Jon Medow
Project Advisor
Tea Hadziristic
Research Assistant
Melinda Jacobs
Project Advisor
AI + Society
Amos Zehavi
Research Fellow
Dan Breznitz
Research Fellow
Daniel Munro
Research Advisor

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of thought leaders, prominent academics, distinguished business leaders, philanthropists and senior public leaders – all with a connection to the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. Members of the Advisory Board provide guidance on the Institute’s overall direction and strategy.

Sheldon Levy
CEO Next Canada,
Honorary Chair, BII+E
Janice Fukakusa
Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank
Nadir Mohamed
Former CEO and President, Rogers Communications
Sachin Shah
CEO, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP


The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship’s Senior Fellows and Fellows are prominent individuals selected from the business, academic, and public sector worlds for their leadership of and commitment to the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Senior Fellows and Fellows participate in the activities of the Institute, including seminars and events, projects, research streams and other relevant Institute activities.

Adam Kahan
President, ABK Associates Inc.
Senior Fellow
Arvind Gupta
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Fellow
Ben Scott
Senior Advisor, New America (Washington, D.C.) Senior Advisor, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (Berlin)
Senior Fellow
Dave Henderson
Managing Director, XPV Water Partners
Senior Fellow
Drew Fagan
Former Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario
Senior Fellow
Iain Klugman
CEO, Communitech
Senior Fellow
Jean-Francois Gauthier
COO, Compass
Senior Fellow
Matthew King
Former Deputy Minister, Government of Canada
Senior Fellow
Paul Genest
Senior Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada
Senior Fellow
Reva Seth
Founder, The Optimal Living Lab
Senior Fellow
Stan Shapson
University Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
Senior Fellow
Valerie Fox
President and CEO, The Pivotal Point
Senior Fellow
AJ Tibando
Co-Founder and Former CEO, SoJo
Assaf Weisz
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Purpose Capital
Bilal Khan
Managing Director, OneEleven
Gabe Sawhney
Co-Founder, Civic Tech Toronto Executive Director, Urban+Digital
Josie Fung
Director, I-Think Initiative
Kevin Mako
CEO, Mako Invent
Mark Goh
CEO, ChargeSpot
Nithum Thain
Jigsaw Fellow, Google Ideas
Rachel Pulfer
Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights
Zahra Ebrahim
Co-Lead, Doblin Canada