People: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO)
2 Dec 2016
Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Indira Samarasekera is a senior advisor at Bennett Jones LLP and a corporate director. She is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. She was President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 2005 to 2015 and prior to that, the Vice-President, Research at the University of British Columbia from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Samarasekera holds a B.Sc. (in mechanical engineering) from the University of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), a M.Sc. (in mechanical engineering) from the University of California, as a Hayes Fulbright Scholar, and a Ph.D. (in metallurgical engineering) from the University of British Columbia. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering.
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