Advisory Team

Geoffrey S. Belsher , LL.B

Former Co-Head of Wholesale Banking, CIBC World Markets

Geoffrey Belsher has over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and corporate lawyer. From 2009-2015 Geoffrey served CIBC World Markets as Co-Head of Wholesale Banking where he was responsible for the firm’s investment banking business, including its mergers and acquisitions, public equity, and debt financing activities.

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Lieutenant-General (retired) the Honourable Andrew Leslie PC, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD, MA, ICD.D

Former Commander/CEO of the Canadian Army

Andrew Leslie has been a soldier, business leader, Federal Parliamentarian and Board Director with corporate, charitable and government organizations.

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Michael Gaouette

Former leader of the largest U.N. peacekeeping team in Darfur, Sudan

Michael Gaouette has spent the last three decades working internationally as a public servant and entrepreneur. His career has taken him to more than two-dozen countries in Africa, to the Middle East, South and Central Asia and the Balkans.

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Richard M. Wise , MCBA, CVA, FASA, FCA, CPA, CA, FRICS, CA-IFA, CFE, C.Arb

Former Partner, MNP LLP

Richard M. Wise was a partner in MNP’s Montreal office specializing in business valuation and financial litigation. He performed valuations for cross-border transactions, tax planning, shareholder and matrimonial disputes, and damage quantification.

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Hélyette Geman , MA, PhD

Director, Commodity Finance Centre, University of London & John Hopkins University

Hélyette Geman is a Professor of Mathematical Finance at Birkbeck, the University of London where she is the Director of the Commodity Finance Centre and Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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