Inaugural Toronto Global Board of Directors, 2017
Lisa de Wilde is a visionary and transformational leader. As CEO of TVO she transformed the educational broadcaster from an analog operation to an innovative, fully digital leader. While also building up a current affairs powerhouse at TVO, Lisa’s sharp focus on education technology created groundbreaking new tools and programs to position TVO as an award-winning global leader in EdTech.
Lisa is an Adjunct Professor in the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management and currently serves as a Board member of TELUS, Toronto Global, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Children First Canada. She is also a former board member and chair of the board of TIFF and also served as former President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.
She is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC and was a partner at a major law firm. She has residences in Toronto and Montreal. Lisa is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honourary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University, holds a Bachelors of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Order of Canada.