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Jim Balsillie

Advisory Committee

Jim Balsillie is the retired Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), a Canadian company he scaled from an idea to $20 billion in sales globally. He is founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF), and co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Mr. Balsillie served as the private sector representative on the UN Secretary General’s High Panel for Sustainability. His awards include: several honorary degrees, Time Magazine World’s 100 Most Influential People, three times on Barron’s list of “World’s Top CEOs.”