Bill Aziz is Chair of the Investment Committee and also serves on the Human Resources Committee of the OAC Board.
Bill Aziz is a senior executive and experienced director with a record of achievement in change management, corporate culture transformation and team building. He has extensive experience in building strong management teams focused on profitability, while promoting strong and flexible strategic thinking to create solutions. Mr. Aziz also has extensive, international experience in multi-party negotiations, strategic partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Through BlueTree Advisors, Mr. Aziz provides advice based on his more than 30 years of turnaround and management experience. His work encompasses diverse industries including mining, financial services, softwood lumber, steel manufacturing, refrigerated warehousing, transportation, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing and media.
Mr. Aziz was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2014 on the nomination of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association. He previously served on the OMERS AC Board from 2009 to 2012 and has been the Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee during both terms. He is also a director, member of the Human Resources Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Bill is also a member of the Ivey School of Business Leadership Council that was formed to represent and support the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and leadership thought. He has previously served on the boards of a number of public and private companies in Canada and United States. He is a CPA, CA and is recognized as a financial expert. Mr. Aziz is an alumnus of Ernst & Young and a graduate of the Ivey School of Business at Western University. He has studied negotiation and multi-party dispute resolution at Harvard Law School and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Governance College at the University of Toronto.