O.C., O.Q., Ph.D
Chair, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
Director, Royal Bank of Canada
Dr. Munroe-Blum served for over a decade as Principal and Vice Chancellor (President) of McGill University, the first woman to serve in the role. She is the former Vice-President (Research and International Relations) of the University of Toronto and currently holds the position of Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). She is Director of the Royal Bank of Canada (former Chair of Corporate Governance) and CGI Group. She is Vice-Chair of the Gairdner Foundation, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation (CCLF), Member of the Advisory Boards of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), McGill’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI), McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management, and the Trilateral Commission.
The recipient of numerous domestic and international honorary degrees and awards of distinction, she is also Officer of the Order of Canada, Officer of the Order of Quebec, and a Specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Building on a distinguished career of clinical, academic and scientific achievements, Munroe-Blum’s qualifications include more than 25 years of executive administrative leadership concentrated in higher education, public policy, and research and development; she has extensive corporate and not-for-profit governance leadership experience in human resources and compensation, governance, investment, finance and risk, stakeholder relations, and, corporate culture and conduct.