Retired Founder and Co-CEO of Research In Motion Limited/BlackBerry
From 1992 until 2012, Jim Balsillie has been co-CEO at Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the world renowned BlackBerry wireless solution.
In 2001, Mr. Balsillie founded The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a world-class global research institute focused on the restructuring of international governance. In 2007, Mr. Balsillie announced the creation of the new Canadian International Council (CIC) of which he is the Chair. In 2008, he founded the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Mr. Balsillie has been listed on TIME Magazine's list of Most Influential People and is also sole private sector member of the UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability.
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 holds numerous honorary doctorate degrees.