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George Roter

George Roter has recently joined Mozilla to help develop new methods of participation in the organization's mission by tens of thousands of volunteers and tens of millions of product users. Prior to this role, George was CEO and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders Canada, a leading innovation, advocacy and talent development NGO aiming to spark and accelerate the system-changing ideas that will end poverty and inequitable development globally. George spent 14 years building EWB Canada into both an organization and also a movement of thousands of young leaders in Canada and Africa. His life’s work is to tackle, headlong, the world’s most complex problems by unlocking the potential of millions to take action. He is a passionate, principled, mobilizer of people and unreasonable ideas, a great motivator, an experienced leader and manager, and a big thinker. George takes pride in bridging perspectives, moving fluidly between the non-profit, business and government sectors. George is an Ashoka Fellow (Canada, 2011). He is humbled to have received two honorary Doctorate degrees (University of Calgary and Queen's University) along with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo.