Yung Wu was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2018 on the nomination of the Police Association of Ontario. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Governance Committee.
Mr. Wu was appointed as CEO of MaRS effective November 1, 2017. He is also Chairman of private equity firm NFQ Ventures.
Mr. Wu is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, private equity investor and experienced Corporate Director, specializing in digital strategy and technology. He has created, led, financed and directed private and public companies spanning digital marking automation, mobile analytics and big data, media and entertainment, enterprise software, financial services and pharma.
Mr. Wu serves as a director on the Board of Green Shield, a multi-billion dollar health benefits insurance and financial services company, regulated through the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. He is also an independent director on the Board of Antibe Therapeutics, a publicly traded commercial-state pharmaceutical growth company, and on the Advisory Board for The DMZ at Ryerson University.
Mr. Wu derives great personal satisfaction from his philanthropic work with his wife Katrina, through their social enterprise "Different Is Cool". They have sponsored aligned causes for Autism awareness, Artisan communities in the developing world, frontline healthcare and at-risk youth. As an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, he has been a Patron of the Canadian Opera Company and the UofT Faculty of Music.
Mr. Wu has been recognized as one of Canada's 'Top 40 under 40' leaders and for leading one of the "50 Best Managed Private Companies" in the nation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto, a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of MENSA, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). His other interests include Japanese martial arts, dragon boat racing, motorcycling, opera and theatre.