Dr. Leonard Waverman is Dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He is a world-renowned expert in international telecommunications and global resources management. He has consulted widely on energy, natural resources, telecommunications and competition policy matters in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Professor Waverman is on the Academic Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Centre for Tele-Information, was a non-executive board member of BNP-Paribas Canada and is on the board of the CD Howe Institute. He is a citizen of Canada and France and has been awarded the honour of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the Government of France for his distinguished contributions to education.
Dr. Waverman authored the influential Connectivity Scorecard, an annual index that ranks countries according to how advanced their communications networks are in promoting productivity and growth.
He earned his B. Com. and MA from the University of Toronto and his PhD in economics from MIT. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and the London Business School and Dean of the Haskayne School of Business as well as professor of strategy at the University of Calgary.