David Steeves English
...David W. Steeves (Chair of the Board)Branch Director, EnergyIBM Canada Ltd. In his current assignment, David is responsible for leading the Business Development and Outsourcing engagement teams for IBM Canada Global Services.
was responsible for managing both sales and delivery teams for some of IBM Canada's largest outsourcing clients.Joining IBM Canada Ltd. in 1979, David has held a broad range of professional and senior management positions spanning product development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and services in Canada and the UK.
...David graduated in 1979 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.In 1987, he received his M.B.A. in Marketing from York University.
In addition to his
responsibilities at IBM
, David's prime interest is in helping today's youth further their education and skill development.As a member of the Professional Engineers
of Ontario, he
has produced several white papers on computing careers for high school students and guidance counsellors and continues to speak at a variety of events, including student career nights and industry conferences.He is currently vice-chair on the board of CANARIE (Canada's Advanced Internet development organization, funded by the federal government) as well as a board member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. David
continues to be an active mentor in the Alumni Mentorship Program at the Schulich School of Business
(York University), providing industry insight and career guidance to MBA protégés.He is also a past member of the Ontario Government Skills Classification Committee as well as the Toronto Board of Trade skills task force. David
is married with two sons.His
interests include: aviation (aircraft owner), motorcycling (ninja owner), tennis/basketball and "travelling the world".