Dr. Indira Samarasekera
Dr. Samarasekera is a corporate director and Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones, LLP. Dr. Samarasekera served as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 2005 to 2015. She is internationally recognized as a leading metallurgical engineer, including for her work on steel process engineering for which she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Among other things, Dr. Samarasekera was previously a member of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council as well as Canada’s Global Commerce Strategy. She possesses an M. Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, as well as a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Samarasekera has also been elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S. She currently serves on the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, together with Mr. Young. Dr. Samarasekera is also a committee member of the TMX Group/Institute of Corporate Directors’ Committee on the Future of Corporate Governance in Canada.