Aliza Lakhani

CEO and Regional Dean , Northeastern University Toronto

Aliza is CEO and Dean of Northeastern University Toronto. Headquartered in Boston and ranked Top 40 by US News, Northeastern University is a leader in experiential education and lifelong learning. Toronto is Northeastern’s first international campus, and part of the network of campuses across North America – other physical campuses include Boston, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Charlotte.

Most recently, Aliza was head of Business Development and International at The DMZ at Ryerson University. Under Aliza’s direction, the DMZ tripled annual revenue through corporate partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and expanded into global markets, including opening an office in New York City. While at the DMZ, she also advised a number of startups on enterprise sales and commercialization opportunities. Aliza spent more than a decade in Financial Services in Canada and the U.S., including several years at the Bank of Montreal in progressively senior roles. At BMO, Aliza built strategic capacity, generated new revenue streams, expanded into international markets and executed large scale transformations. She started her career on the trading floor at RBC Capital Markets and JP Morgan in Toronto and New York where she covered Canada’s largest institutional clients.

Aliza serves on the advisory board of #MoveTheDial, Rosenzweig & Company and Tech for Sick Kids Foundation. She was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for Rexdale Women’s Center – a $3MM nonprofit serving high need women and their families.

Aliza holds a Bachelor’s of Mathematics with distinction from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

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