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Our Board

For the Community,
by the Community.

Meet the Black Opportunity Fund Board of Directors, a passionate and talented group of leaders.

Black Opportunity Fund

Board Chair

Ray Williams

Managing Director & Vice Chairman National Bank Financial

Investment Committee Chair

Dennis Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer Starlight Capital

Government Relations Committee Chair

Colin Lynch

Managing Director & Head of Alternative Investments TD Asset Management

Vice-Chair & Grants Committee Chair

Donna Walwyn

Chief Executive Officer The Fairway Group

Communications & Marketing Committee Chair

Charmain Emerson

Senior Executive Counsel Cultured Communications

Director

Rustum Southwell

Founding & Interim CEO, Chancellor, Dalhousie University Black Business Initiative

Director

Velma McColl

Principal Earnscliffe Strategy Group Initiative

Health Working Group Co-Chair

Dr. Ato Sekyi-Otu

Orthopaedic Surgeon William Osler Health System

Capital & Sponsorship Committee Chair

Mark Attanasio

President Nocera Investment Corp System

Director

Lekan Olawoye

Founder and CEO Black Professionals in Tech Network Inc. (BPTN)

Governance & Nominations Committee Chair

Charmaine Crooks

President & CEO President, Canada Soccer Association NGU Consultants Inc.

Education Working Group Chair

Eleanor McIntosh

Principal Ajax High School

Health Working Group Co-Chair

Dr. Bukola Salami

Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary

Director

Chima Nkemdirim

Vice President Government Relations Shaw Communications

Director

Dr. Jerome Cranston

Dean & Professor, Faculty of Education University of Regina

Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Dr. Francois De Paul Nkombou

CPA Auditor, Corporate Director, CEO Diaspo Finance Canada

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Fiona O’Brien

Director of Marketing, Plant Based Food & Beverages Danone Canada

Director

Alfred Burgesson

Founder & CEO TribeNetwork

Director

Gouro Sall Diagne

Senior Executive Governance, risks and data, Board member MIGAN inc.

Director

Bukkie Adewuyi

Vice President - Finance and Business Intelligence Prospera Credit Union