Aliza Lakhani, CEO & Regional Dean, Northeastern University Toronto
With a diverse range of business and leadership experience, Aliza Lakhani was recently appointed Dean of Northeastern University Toronto, the first international campus in Northeastern University’s growing network of regional gradute campuses. A Toronto native, Lakhani comes to Northeastern from the DMZ, a leading business incubator for Canadian tech startups based at Ryerson University. She served as the director of business development and international, in which role she built a business development team and led efforts to expand the organization internationally.
Headquartered in Boston and ranked as a top global research non-profit university, Northeastern University is a leader in experiential education and lifelong learning. Northeastern’s Toronto campus focuses on fields of study corresponding to areas of significant employer demand in the GTA, including cybersecurity, regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals, project management, and data analytics. Northeastern University Toronto is also partnering with the Toronto corporate and technology ecosystems to attract, retain, and invest in Canadian talent.
“We’re passionate about helping our lifelong learners reach their personal and professional goals. We love to see our students soar and meet their career goals--whether its growing in their current field or entering a new field,” says Lakhani. “I’m very excited about creating new ways to be entrepreneurial in leading this campus within the university’s global network—ultimately elevating learners and employers in the Toronto region.”
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