Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Banks, managing director of Facebook Canada, to its Board of Governors.
A respected corporate leader with a passion for community involvement and nurturing emerging technology talent, Banks exemplifies Waterloo’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Responsible for leading all commercial operations at Facebook Canada, Banks previously provided investment and advisory services to early stage technology companies as founder and managing partner at Thunder Road Capital, as well as serving as chief executive officer of JumpTV.
Banks was part of the team that launched eBay Canada in 2000, and served as managing director until 2007. A lawyer by profession, Banks managed the Licensing and International Business group of the National Hockey League Players’ Association and practiced corporate law at Goodmans.
Over the years, Banks has championed numerous efforts in support of Alzheimer’s research and care. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Board of Directors for Well.ca, Cogniciti, and the Baycrest Centre. Banks sits on the advisory boards of Polar Mobile, The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was previously named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
Banks was appointed to the board on July 18, for a term that runs until April 30, 2015.
The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 34,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery.
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