Ilse Treurnicht

Ilse Treurnicht

CEO, MaRS Discovery District (Toronto, ON)

April 30, 2015

Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto. She oversees both the development and operations of the MaRS Centre and its broad suite of entrepreneurship and innovation programs.

Ms. Treurnicht joined MaRS in early 2005 from her role as President & CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a startup-stage venture capital fund focused on the advanced technologies sector. Prior to Primaxis, she was an entrepreneur with senior management roles in a number of emerging technology companies.

Ms. Treurnicht holds a PhD in Chemistry from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes scholar.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Some Assembly Required: STEM Skills and Canada's Economic Productivity (April 2015)