Two new Board Governors
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity welcomes two new Governors to its Board. Bob Dhillon and Gregorio Oberti were appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education in Alberta by Order in Council as per the Post Secondary Learning Act.
Mr. Dhillon is Founder, President & CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp. To honour his achievements in business and for his unwavering commitment to philanthropy and higher education, Mr. Dhillon has been twice recognized by the Government of Canada: in 2021, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada; in 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2018, Bob made a CDN$10M founding donation to create the Dhillon School of Business (DSB) at the University of Lethbridge. That donation transformed the school, enabling them to focus on world class research and emerging technologies. DSB is also the first post secondary institute in Canada to have introduced an Indigenous studies course requirement to their core business degree. Since 1999, Bob has served as Honorary Consul General of Belize for Canada. Mr. Dhillon sits on the Boards of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Premier’s Alberta Economic Recovery Council, Invest Alberta Corporation, and the Canada-India Business Advisory Council.
Mr. Oberti comes to Banff Centre’s Board with over 18 years of experience advising both private and public companies on a wide range of corporate activities. He is a Deals Partner at PwC and the leader of the Capital Projects & Infrastructure team in Alberta. Outside of the office, he is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He has worked in over fifteen countries and speaks Italian, Spanish, French and English fluently. Mr. Oberti is passionate about contributing to his community on economic development and education-related issues.
Adam Waterous, Chairman of the Board
Janice Price, President and CEO