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
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