Chair and CEO, Ondine Biomedical Inc.
Carolyn Cross is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ondine Biomedical Inc., a Vancouver based MedTech company that is the global leader in Photodisinfection based therapies for the treatment and prevention of multi-drug resistant infections. Ms. Cross is a Board Member and Treasurer of the International Photodynamic Association. She has published research in peer reviewed journals.
Ms. Cross has over 25 years’ direct experience with early stage companies and 30 years’ experience with public market securities. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cross was responsible for managing pension, pooled, mutual and private client funds as a Vice President with Royal Bank Investment Management Inc. Ms. Cross is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has an MBA from York University and an HBA from the University of Western Ontario (Western University).
She has corporate governance experience having advised and sat on a number of boards and audit committees including Regina-based Greystone Capital Management Inc., Periowave Dental Technologies Inc., Sinuwave Technologies Corporation, and Cayoose Creek Development Corporation, a First Nations company based in British Columbia. Ms. Cross sits on the National Research Council of Canada. She is a past Board Member of the Government of Canada’s Crown Corporation, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and served on its Audit and Finance Committee. She sits on the Advisory Council of the University of Windsor’s Odette World Health Innovation Network (WIN) and has recently concluded an 8-year term serving on the Advisory Board of McGill University Dental School. She is the Chair and Founding Board Member of the Women’s Economic Business Advisory Council and a Founding Member of the EY Global Women in Business Advisory Council. She served on the Federal Government’s task force on Women’s Entrepreneurship and Mentoring and continues to advocate for Small and Mid Sized Enterprises (SME) and the economic advancement of women.
Ms. Cross is a member of several organizations including the Women Presidents’ Organization, the International Federation of Women (IWF), UnitedSucces and the CFA Society Toronto. Ms. Cross was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General of Canada and is a recipient of awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award from the Government of Canada, the President’s Award from the Women Presidents’ Organization, the Wendy MacDonald Entrepreneurship Award from the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Innovation and Global Growth Award from The BMO Financial Group.