Roseann O’Reilly Runte is the President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. She has led a number of universities in Canada and the U.S. and has played a role in the economic development of the regions in which they were located.
A member of the board of a number of businesses including the National Bank of Canada, LifeNet, and Jean Coutu, she has also served as President of the Canadian Commission for UNECO, of the Foundation for International Training, and as a member of the executive of the Club of Rome and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She has been a member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Ontario Québec Private Sector Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board for SunGard SGT. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.