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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Technical Advisory Committee

The CIFAL-York Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Technical Advisory Committee (EEDTAC) is composed of academics and professionals to provide expert input, direction, and support towards various types of executive, leadership, and civil society training and knowledge sharing around entrepreneurship and economic development.

Committee Members

Irene Henriques (Chair)

Professor of Sustainability & Economics; Area Coordinator, Economics, Schulich School of Business, York University

Jose Etcheverry

Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, Director, International Renewable Energy Academy, York University

Alia Abbas

CEO and Founder, Alia Consulting – Economic Development Firm

Ellen R. Auster

Professor of Strategic Management; Executive Director, York Change Leadership (YCL), Schulich School of Business, York University

Andrew Maxwell

Founder of Disruptive Innovation Hub |Associate Professor, Lassonde School of Engineering, Disruptive Innovation Hub, York University

Raluca Lacatus

Senior Consultant and Manager - Strategy, Change, Transformation, Schulich School of Business, York University

Raphael Costa

Director, Economic Development, City of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Jonathan Wheatle

Director, Economic Strategy, York Region, Ontario, Canada

Idil Boran (ex officio)

Associate Director, CIFAL York, York University

Ali Asgary

Director, CIFAL York, York University