President and CEO
The Conference Board of Canada
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 is also Vice-President and Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
He was previously the Dean of the Sauder School of Business and the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia. Prior to 1999, Muzyka taught and held senior administrative positions at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Babson College, Northeastern University, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Williams College.
Muzyka has extensive experience in academia, finance, and business and has participated on a number of boards and advisory boards of companies, not-for-profit and government organizations, and venture capital fund boards. He worked on finance and strategic issues with General Electric, and as a strategy consultant with Braxton Associates. In addition, he has been a consultant and board member to several business and not-for-profit organizations, such as the Vancouver Board of Trade (Past Chair), Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), New Ventures B.C., and the European Venture Capital Association. Muzyka has also chaired The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC's) Expert Advisory Committee on Partnerships and Innovation.
Muzyka currently is a member of the board of directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the board of trustees of The Conference Board. He serves or has served on various government councils, including the B.C. Competition Council, and the B.C. Premier's Technology Council.
Muzyka holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard University and a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.