In her role as president and CEO of GE Canada and vice-president, GE, Elyse Allan was responsible for growing GE’s business in Canada and advancing the company’s leadership in advanced technology, services and finance. Her career with GE spanned the US and Canada, including several industrial and consumer businesses in aviation, energy and lighting. Prior to her role at GE, Ms. Allan was president and CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade, and before that a senior executive at Ontario Hydro.

Ms. Allan serves on several boards of directors, including the Executive Committee for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Conference Board of Canada, MaRS, and the ROM Board of Governors. She recently completed her tenure as chair, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and director, the Royal Ontario Museum. Ms. Allan holds a BA in biology & environmental studies from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.