Leen Li

Senior Advisory Board Member

Leen is the Chief Executive Officer at Wealthsimple Foundation, a charity focused on breaking down the barriers to post-secondary education across Canada. Leen is passionate about education and is thrilled to start and lead the Wealthsimple Foundation since January 2021. Prior to her transition to the NPO world, Leen has over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industry where she held a number of senior positions including the Chief Financial Officer at Wealthsimple and the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Influitive. She was voted one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives by the Globe and Mail in 2020, and was named as one of DMZ’s Women of the Year in 2022.

An immigrant from China, Leen is actively involved in the community and lends her time and energy to a number of technology and education initiatives, while simultaneously acting as an advocate for women and people of colour. Currently, she sits on the board of CanadaHelps and George Brown College Foundation.

Leen holds an MBA in Finance from Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University.

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