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Rotman School of Management
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Jim Fisher, the former Vice-Dean and Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, is now a Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto who continues to teach at the Rotman School.

Jim Fisher graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in political science and economics and from Harvard University with an MBA. Jim Fisher worked with McKinsey & Company before becoming a co-founder of The Canada Consulting Group, which eventually merged with The Boston Consulting Group. He joined George Weston Limited in 1986 and served as Executive Vice President of Weston Foods, Chairman and President of William Neilson Limited and President of George Weston North American Bakeries.

He came to Rotman in 1998 where he developed the School’s first course on leadership. Voted four times "Teacher of the Year" by the second year class, he teaches leadership, strategy and organization design in the MBA, EMBA and Executive Development Programs.  

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Education PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AB, Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University Positions Held At Haas since 1988 2016 – present, Vice Provost of Faculty, UC Berkeley 2006 – present, Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished Professorship in Finance 1998 – present, ...
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