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Dr. Richard Florizone

Future President of Dalhousie University

Effective July 1, 2013, Dr. Richard Florizone will become the 11th President of Dalhousie University.

Since 2005 he has served as Vice-President (Finance & Resources) at the University of Saskatchewan and he is currently on secondment as Senior Adviser to the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, where his research and advisory work focuses on public-private partnerships.

Prior to joining U of S, Dr. Florizone served as Director, Strategic Initiatives at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal and as Consultant and Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto, where he developed business strategies for clients in Canada, the United States and Europe. During a leave from BCG, he worked at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, as a Senior Corporate Liaison Officer and Fundraising Consultant for its 800th Anniversary Campaign.

Dr. Florizone obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he held teaching and research assistantships. He also holds a M.Sc. in Physics and a B.Sc. in Engineering from U of S, where he was awarded the President’s Medal as the university’s top undergraduate.

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