Boris Tsimerinov (Co-Chair)

Private Equity Investor; Advisor to Companies & HNW Individuals; Not-for-Profit Director.

Boris is a private equity investor, advisor to companies & high net worth individuals and a not-for-profit director. Boris is Principal, Investments & Operations with CIEL Capital and Director with Semper8 Capital.

Boris has completed approximately 38 successful mergers & acquisitions, private equity and financing transactions in addition to interim venture capital fund management, valuation, strategic review and operations consulting assignments. He has experience with transactions in food & consumer products, healthcare, technology, industrials, business services and oil & gas services sectors. Boris has experience with domestic, cross-border and cross-continental assignments.

Boris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with High Distinction and a focus on finance, quantitative economics and math from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive MBA alternative (PLD). Boris is in the process of completing his Master of Laws in Global Business Law degree at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law.

Boris is a speaker, presenter and social media influencer, whose writings were featured in the Canadian Business Journal. He has been involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations including War Child, the Harvard Business School Global PLD Summits, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Operetta Theatre and others.