Allan O'Dette named Ontario's Chief Investment Officer; Gerry Huebner appointed as National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association Chief Strategy Officer; Don Tapscott founds Blockchain Research Institute
Several Trent alumni have recently taken on prominent leadership roles in the areas of finance and governance.
The Province of Ontario has appointed Allan O'Dette, a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, as the province's first Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. O'Dette brings years of private sector experience to the role and will lead the recently established Ontario Investment Office (OIO). The Ontario Investment Office aids businesses looking to invest and expand in the province.
In addition to fostering the growth of emerging sectors, including advanced technology, Mr. O'Dette and the OIO will work with manufacturers and other businesses to help support new investment and growth across the province.
O’Dette holds a degree from Trent in Political Science and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
For more information, please see this article from the Toronto Star.
The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) has appointed Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Huebner graduated from Trent University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queens University in 1986.
As CSO, Huebner will be responsible for strategic planning, program design, and member, government and industry relationships.
For more information, please visit the NACCA website.
Trent Chancellor, alumnus Don Tapscott and his son, Alex have founded the new Blockchain Research Institute, a multi-million-dollar Toronto-based research initiative that will study emerging blockchain technology.
The institute will “conduct the definitive exploration of blockchain use cases, opportunities and implementation challenges,” according to a press release.
The initiative will see the hiring of roughly 30 leading experts to conduct a variety of projects and will be funded by government bodies and private sector companies from several different countries.
For more information, please see this article from NASDAQ.