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Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit

Elyse Allan

Elyse Allan

Co-chair
President & CEO, GE Canada

Elyse Allan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada. She assumed this role in 2004. Ms. Allan is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy.

Ms. Allan actively engages in developing and shaping public policy through industry groups, research and advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of directors of the C.D. Howe Institute, the Conference Board of Canada, and the MaRS Discovery District to advance innovation and entrepreneurism. Ms. Allan was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her community engagement and achievements as an innovative business leader. She has participated on a number of federal and provincial government advisory boards focused on Canada’s competitiveness, energy strategy, economic development, transportation strategy and access to credit.

Ms. Allan has been recognized as a Top 100 Women of Influence by the Women’s Executive Network, is a YWCA 2012 Woman of Distinction (Business), and by Maclean’s and Canadian Business magazines as one of Canada’s most influential business leaders. In 2014, she was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her community engagement and achievements as an innovative business leader.

Ms. Allan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth and an MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. Elyse holds honorary doctorate degrees from Ryerson University, Saint Mary’s University and Royal Roads University.