Ilse Treurnicht

Chair, Public Policy Forum

Ilse Treurnicht’s career spans scientific research and commercialization, building health and cleantech firms, venture/impact capital and public policy. Ilse served as CEO of MaRS (marsdd.com) in Toronto from 2005-2017, overseeing its development into a leading urban innovation hub. She holds a doctorate in Chemistry from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.