James Laurence Balsillie
Mr. Balsillie is a Canadian businessman and former Co-CEO of the company Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry wireless handheld system. He is also the founder and chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a world-class global research institute focused on the restructuring of international governance.
Mr. Balsillie equally founded the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and is founding chair of the Canadian International Council (CIC). He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. A Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, he also holds numerous honourary doctorate degrees.
Mr. Balsillie is a noted athlete and passionate fitness advocate. He plays hockey and golf at competitive levels and currently trains and competes in Men's Long Course Triathlons.