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James Laurence Balsillie
Co-CEO, Research in Motion, and Chair of the Board, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada

Since 1992 Mr Balsillie has held the position of Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the world renowned 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 is the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and founding chair of the Canadian International Council (CIC).

Mr. Balsillie is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and he holds numerous honourary doctorate degrees.