Walt is the Vice Chairman of MasterCard Inc., where he oversees senior client, government and merchant relationships and plays a central role in steering the company strategy toward the wider merchant community and other key stakeholders. Previously, Walt served as President, International Markets, of MasterCard Worldwide. Walt holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and in Education from Queen’s University and an MBA from York University.
Rod is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) at Queen Mary University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Sheffield, a PhD and a D.Sc. from the University of London and an honorary LL.D. from the University of Bath.
Amal has more than 15 years of business development experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is presently Vice President of Business Development at Knight Therapeutics Inc. (“Knight”). Prior to Knight, Ms. Khouri worked at Novartis Pharma for over 7 years, where she held multiple positions within the global business development and licensing team in Basel, Switzerland. Before joining Novartis, she worked in business development at Paladin Labs in roles with increasing responsibilities. Ms. Khouri holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McGill University and an M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa.
Dan is an entrepreneur and executive with extensive experience in guiding early stage businesses. He has served as CEO of Antibe since its formation in May 2009. Dan served as a director and audit committee member of Green Shield Canada for 17 years, one of the country’s largest health benefits administrators. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York Bar and holds a JD from Queen’s University.
John is an Adjunct Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences (University of Toronto), a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (Queen’s University). From 2009 to 2012, John was Founding Director of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Wellcome Research Laboratories in London, England, and he holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham, England.
Yung is a serial founder and entrepreneur, technology innovator, private equity investor and Corporate Director. He has created, led, financed and directed companies spanning enterprise software, mobile technology, entertainment & media, financial services and oil & gas exploration. Yung has been recognized as one of Canada’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ leaders and for leading one of the “50 Best Managed Private Companies” in the nation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto, a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of MENSA, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). Yung is currently Chief Executive Officer of MaRS Discovery District.