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Tiff Macklem

Dean, Rotman School of Management

Tiff Macklem has been Dean of the Rotman School of Management since 2014. Through his leadership, Tiff ensures high standards of excellence across all functions. He also engages with alumni and has been a frequent speaker on global finance, risk management and public policy. Tiff and his team chart an ambitious strategy anchored on intrepid thinking, transformative student experiences and lifelong learning. Together, they have established three priorities for Rotman: [1] innovation and entrepreneurship, [2] global mindset and [3] leadership in financial management and good governance.
Outside his duties as Dean, Tiff is Chair of both the Global Risk Institute and Ontario’s Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity. A director of Scotiabank and a member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Council, he was most recently named Chair of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance by the Government of Canada.

Prior to Rotman, Tiff was Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. As the bank’s chief operating officer and member of its board, he also oversaw strategic planning and played a lead role in efforts to ensure stable financial systems worldwide. Among his many distinguished roles, Tiff has also held senior positions with the Department of Finance and Financial Stability Board, and was Canada’s Finance Deputy at the G7, G20 and International Monetary Fund.

Born in Montreal, Tiff graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in economics and completed his master’s and PhD in economics at the University of Western Ontario. Bilingual in French and English, he brings with him a broad international network of colleagues leading some of the world’s most important trade and finance organizations.