Lisa de Wilde

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Lisa de Wilde

Bell Media Professor of Media Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, and Former Chief Executive Officer, TVO

Lisa de Wilde is a celebrated Canadian media executive and transformational business 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 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

She is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC, was a partner at a major law firm, and served as President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.

Lisa is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honorary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University, holds a Bachelor of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2015.