Board of Governors welcomes three new members

York University announced three new appointments to its Board of Governors in The Globe and Mail April 8. All were approved at the Board’s Dec. 1 meeting.

David Denison is president of Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd. He began his career as a teacher with the Metropolitan Toronto Separate School Board and eventually moved into the business world as a chartered accountant. Prior to joining Fidelity, he held increasingly senior positions at Price Waterhouse, Merrill Lynch, S.G. Warburg, Midland Walwyn Capital Inc., William Mercer Limited and Bunting Warburg Inc. He has a BA and BEd from the University of Toronto. He is on the board of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and has served on the boards of The Invest in Kids Foundation, the Canadian Opera Company, the Boston Stock Exchange and the Securities Institute of America.

Zahir Janmohamed is vice-president, human resources, with the Mount Pleasant Group. He has previously held senior management positions with the Institute of Ismaili Studies (UK), Telus Mobility, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Aga Khan University and University Hospital (Pakistan). Janmohamed is currently a director on the boards of the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, Toronto Chapter. He has also been involved in several volunteer leadership roles with the Canadian Ismaili Muslim community. He was most recently the president of the Ismaili Council for Ontario and previously served on the board of the Aga Khan Education Services, Pakistan.

Robert Lewis is vice-president, content development, at Rogers Media Inc. As a 36-year veteran of journalism, he has covered key events in politics, business and the arts in Canada and around the world. He served as a correspondent for the Time-Life news service in Canada and the United States and as an Ottawa and city reporter for the Montreal Star before joining Maclean’s, where he served as managing editor, editor and, during the Trudeau years, as Ottawa bureau chief. He has a BA in English from Loyola (now Concordia) in Montreal.