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Daniel F. Muzyka, Vice-President and Chair of Council

Daniel Muzyka

Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada and the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. He was previously the Dean at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Prior to 1999, Dr. Muzyka taught and held senior administrative positions at a number of universities and institutions including the Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Babson College, Northeastern University, Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and Williams College.

Dr. Muzyka has extensive experience in academics, finance and business and has participated on a number of boards of companies, not-for-profit and government organizations and venture capital fund boards. He worked in industry with General Electric in finance and strategy and was a strategy consultant, with Braxton Associates. In addition, he has been a board member and consultant to several other business and not-for-profit organizations, including the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, of which he was the Vice Chair and a public director, the Vancouver Board of Trade (Past Chair), the Graduate Management Admissions Council, New Ventures BC and the European Venture Capital Association. Dr. Muzyka chaired NSERC's Expert Advisory Committee on Partnerships and Innovation.

Dr. Muzyka serves or has served on various government councils, including the B.C. Competition Council, and the B.C. Premier's Technology Council.

Dr. Muzyka holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard University, an MBA with concentration in Strategic Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA with Honours in Physics and Astronomy from Williams College. He has been awarded the National Order of Merit by the Government of France (chevalier de l'ordre national du Mérite).

Dr. Muzyka chairs NSERC's Council and Executive Committee.

Dr. Muzyka may be contacted through NSERC’s Secretariat at or 613-995-5896.

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