Nizar Ladak is the CEO of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, a federally funded, not-for-profit organization that advances the integration and improvement of digital tools and services for Canadian researchers. A seasoned executive with more than 30 years’ experience, his passion is finding innovative solutions to operational problems and mentoring young professionals. He has a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto and has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the Rotman School of Management. In 2021, Mr. Ladak was awarded the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Leaders and Legends Distinguished Service Award. In 2019, Mr. Ladak was selected as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants by the Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Immigrant magazine.