Jan De Silva

President and CEO
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Toronto, Canada

Jan De Silva is a seasoned international business executive with a proven track record of excelling in on-the-ground leadership roles.

As President & CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Jan is spearheading efforts to make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought after business regions in the world.

Prior to joining the Board, Jan was CEO of Sun Life Financial Hong Kong and co-founded Retail China Limited, which was acquired in 2010. She’s also served as Dean of Ivey Asia, part of Western University.

Highly respected for her business advocacy and government engagement efforts, Jan has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a Woman of our Time by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and made the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s inaugural Diversity 50 list. She currently sits on the boards of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, Intact Financial Corporation and Blue Umbrella Limited.