Course Faculty

Ken Smith, PH.D., MBA, ICD.D

Chair, Accerta Chair, The Arthritis Society
Director, Ontario MD

Ken is a strategy and governance consultant and a corporate director.
As a strategy consultant, he has practised for over 30 years, beginning with McKinsey & Company and later with SECOR Consulting, Canada’s leading strategy boutique, where he was a managing partner and Chair of the Board. He now practices independently on a part-time basis as Dundee Associates Limited. His client work and research interests have been focused on overall business strategy, corporate development and related public policy issues.
In governance, Ken is Chair of ACCERTA, Chair of The Arthritis Society and a director of Ontario MD. He has been an advisor on matters of strategy and governance to corporate and crown boards, and is past chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Ken has also written extensively on strategy, M&A and governance, including articles for Harvard Business Review, the ICD’s Director Journal, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)’s Directorship and his book The Art of M&A Strategy, written with Alexandra Lajoux for McGraw-Hill, New York. He also co-authored Oversight of Strategy and Oversight of M&A, both for CPA Canada with John Caldwell.  He has received the ICD.D designation from the ICD and is an accredited director with the American College of Corporate Directors.  His academic background includes a B.Sc. in Mathematics from York University, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics as well as an MBA from the University of Toronto.