2nd International
Brain Technology Conference

March 11-12, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port, Israel

Inez Jabalpurwala

President & CEO, Brain Canada Foundation

Inez Jabalpurwala

Inez Jabalpurwala is the President and CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation (formerly Brain Canada Foundation and NeuroScience Canada Partnership), a position she has held since 2001. Brain Canada is a national non-profit organization that supports brain research. In 2006, NeuroScience Canada received The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart National Awards in Governance award in the non-for-profit category. In 2011, the Government of Canada committed $100 million in matched funding to establish a public-private partnership, the Canada Brain Research Fund.

From 2007 to 2012, Inez was also the Executive Director of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, a private family foundation that supports research and programs in the area of mental health; and Senior Investment Analyst with Boeckh Investments Inc.

Prior to these appointments, Inez worked for ten years in public relations, communications, marketing and fundraising. She began her career in public relations at Le Groupe Columbia and National Public Relations.  She later held senior advancement positions with McGill University, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Canada World Youth.

Active in her community, Inez has volunteered with a number of organizations, including the Montreal General Hospital, Mount Royal Classic breast cancer run, Farha Foundation (an organization dedicated to improving outpatient services for people with AIDS), Prometheus Project (a mentoring program) and Leave Out Violence-LOVE (youth violence prevention organization). She has also been a mentor with the Wisdom II Program/Women’s Executive Network.

Inez is currently on the board of Equitas—International Centre for Human Rights Education, and is a member of the Executive and Program committees. She is also on the board of the McGill University Alumni Association, serving as Treasurer and member of the Executive, and Nominating and Governance committees.  She is a mentor for the McGill MBA program.

She is a member of the Economic Development and Public Finance committee of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; a member of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance; and a member of the International Women’s Forum and on the Executive Committee.

Inez holds a BA and MA in English Literature, and an MBA from McGill University.  She has also completed the McGill-McConnell Master’s Program (Master’s of Management) for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.

In 2007, Inez was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network, in the “Trailblazers and Trendsetters Category”.  A skilled public speaker, she has been featured at major conferences around the world.