THE HONOURABLE LYLE VANCLIEF
Has been an active member of the agriculture industry for over 50 years. After farming for 25 years he was elected to the Canadian Federal Parliament. He retired from politics (elected four times) as the Federal Minister of Agricultural and Agri-Food. Lyle has been recognised with a Fellowship of the Agricultural Institute of Canada and inducted into the Canadian agricultural Hall of Fame. He resides on the family farm in Prince Edward County.
Has over 40 years experience in agricultural processing, including technical, plant management and senior executive roles in Canada, the US and Europe. Jim is the ex CEO of IGPC Ethanol Inc, one of the largest agri-business cooperatives in Ontario. Currently serves as the Chair of Renewable Industries Canada, Vice Chair of the AgEnergy Co-operative, and is a member of BioIndustrial Innovation’s Canada Board of Directors.
Nicole was raised alongside her family’s agri-trading and marketing businesses including, Farms.com, North America’s first agriculture sector focused web platform. Before founding Agriprocity – an agricultural advisory and investment firm with a focus on building disruptive supply chains, she was the Trade Attaché for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (UAE). Nicole is a delegate on the United Nations Committee for Food Security, a founding member of the Dubai Food Trade Advisory Group and is an active angel investor and advisor in multiple Agtech start-ups.
Has over 30 years of experience in investment
management. Eric was previously responsible for leading the $120 billion Public Market Investments Group at CPPIB. Prior managerial roles include: Group Chief Investment Officer, International at Fidelity Management & Research in Boston. Chief Investment Officer at Putnam Investments and Managing Director at Cadence Capital Management. Eric serves on the Board of Directors of TMX Group and Aion.
With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently the Chairman CEO of Market Evolution group of companies, who develop and support traditional and blockchain Exchanges and Clearing organisations. Been involved in software set up of 80+ Exchanges and National CDS's. Currently a director of the Bahamas International Stock Exchange, various blockchain and technology committees and boards.