Darren De Jean

Darren De Jean

Executive Director
The Conference Board of Canada

Darren’s responsibilities at The Conference Board of Canada include leadership of the Custom Economic Research practice as well as Human Resources and Immigration Knowledge Areas. Darren brings over two decades of business development, strategy, workplace transformation, and consulting experience to the Conference Board. Most recently, he was the Director of Advisory Services for Canada’s Business Development Bank where he was responsible for the creation, implementation, and growth of various regional practices. Darren has also been a founding member of two start-ups including a venture capital funded, publicly trading search technology company. He has also consulted with numerous organizations from early-stage technology to high-growth multinationals across various industries.

Darren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lakehead University. He is also a Mechanical Engineering Technologist Graduate from Lakehead University and a Pure and Applied Science Graduate from John Abbott College in Montreal.


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