Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit
President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Michael Denham was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of BDC on August 10, 2015.
Mr. Denham brings more than 20 years of management experience to BDC, having led large organizations with a pan-Canadian presence.
Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham most recently served as President and CEO of AquaTerra Corporation. Prior to this, he was the Senior Managing Director of Accenture’s Canadian division, a role he held since 2011 after joining the company in 2007. Before this, he was President, Business Process Services with CGI Group, and Senior Vice President, Strategy at Bombardier Inc., where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and global partnerships.
Mr. Denham began his career in 1987 with McKinsey & Company, and was a Leader of their Canadian practice, focussing on manufacturing and mining from 1994 to 2001.
He is a former member of the board of directors of Futurpreneur Canada (formerly CYBF), an organization focused on supporting youth entrepreneurship in Canada. He currently sits on the board of the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation of the McGill University Health Centre and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Selwyn House School in Montreal.
Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.