Peter Ormesher

Title: Honorary Fellow

Peter OrmesherPeter is a sought after advisor and leader in strategy, turnarounds and corporate finance. Starting his career as an investment banker, Peter began buying into and leading companies through survival and growth by innovation. His work successfully commercializing a non-chemical, environmentally safe grain protectant led him and his team around the world, becoming a thought leader in the area of food security and ozone protection. For this work, Peter and the team were given Canada’s first Federal Partners in Technology Transfer Award.

Peter is recognized for his creativity and innovation in the area of economic, social and environmental impact in Canada and internationally. He recently founded an NGO called Women in Arms Society, whose mission is to support education and create opportunity for women, and its first projects launched successfully in the Philippines in early 2013.

Peter’s research interests include innovation, identity and social capital formation and how we can as a country make a difference in the world.

Peter Ormesher is the President and CEO of Madonna Capital Partners, a social merchant bank that provides financial advice and incubation to select social ventures. Peter has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a BSc in Chemistry, from the University of Western Ontario.