Indira Samarasekera PhD, FRSC, FCAE, DSc, OC
Director, Magna International Inc.,
TC Energy Corporation, Stelco Holdings Inc.
Dr. Indira Samarasekera is currently a senior advisor for Bennett Jones LLP (law firm) and serves on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation, TC Energy, Magna International Inc. and Stelco Holdings Inc. She also currently serves on the selection panel for Canada’s outstanding chief executive officer of the year, is a member of the TriLateral Commission and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She previously served on the board of The Bank of Nova Scotia from May 2008 to April 2021.
Dr. Samarasekera is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading metallurgical engineers for her groundbreaking work on steel process engineering and she was the first incumbent of the Dofasco Chair in Advanced Steel Processing at the University of British Columbia. From 2005 to 2015, she served as President of the University of Alberta. Prior to that, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S. She has also served as the chair of the Worldwide Universities Network and has served on several boards and committees including the Asia-Pacific Foundation, Rideau Hall Foundation, Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee for Renewal of the Public Service, a Presidential Visiting Committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Canada’s Science, Technology, Innovation Council.