GLDP Staff

Message from the Directors

This is an exciting time for the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) as we continue our partnership with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). We are happy to welcome each of you to Canada and look forward to introducing you to our two beautiful cities, Mississauga and Toronto.

Over the next nine months you will, through your participation in the Global Leadership Development Program (GLDP), increase your knowledge of the Canadian and global economies, institutions, and business practices. You will also become more familiar with many aspects of Canadian culture.  You will be trained by our internationally recognized University of Toronto faculty and staff and will also interact with many professionals from the business sector.  The academic instruction will be complemented by a mentorship program that will provide you with valuable professional experience.

As you are now part of the University of Toronto family, you have access to a multitude of diverse events at the University including research seminars, conferences, special lectures and networking events. These events will enable you to interact with a range of people in the University of Toronto community as well as in the broader Canadian community, and will enhance your professional and personal development.
 We look forward to getting to know each of you and to providing you with a rewarding experience. Hopefully, the Global Leadership Development Program will be a very memorable experience for you. We are here to support you. Feel free to contact us at any time.

We wish you success.

Varouj Aivazian
Academic Director, GLDP
Professor, Department of Economics & Department of Management

Donna Heslin
Director, Graduate Programs & External Relations


Academic Director

Varouj A. Aivazian

Professor Varouj A. Aivazian
KN 3260
Phone: 905-828-5302

Director, Graduate Programs and External Relations

Donna Heslin

Donna Heslin
KN 2234

Program & Career Development Manager

Natasha Walli

Natasha Walli
KN 2236
Phone: 905-569-4949

Head, International Executive Education - Consultant

Scott Xie

Scott Xie
Phone: 647-979-5959