Executive Team

Shane Li

CEO & President

Shane serves as Red Leaf Capital's President, where he strives to build a strong tech ecosystem and invest in high-quality startups.

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Dr. Yang Wang

Artificial Intelligence

Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Chief Scientist, Huawei Canada

Dr. Yang Wang is the Chief Scientist of Huawei(Canada). His research focuses on computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence. Yang Wang is also an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science...

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Darren Fast


Director, Innovation and Partnership, University of Manitoba

Dr. Fast has over 20 years of experience assessing and moving research-based technologies into the private sector as well as facilitating collaborative research partnerships with industry. He is also the lead of the Western...

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John Glass

Corporate Finance

Managing Director, RM Advisory Services

Mr. Glass is the Managing Principal and founder of RM Advisory Services LLC. He a seasoned financial professional with over 30 years of audit and accounting experience, including extensive experience with Big Four accounting...

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Jingqing Ma

International Business, Government, Emerging Market

President, Leading Capital
Chairman, Shandong Meihua Communication Technology

Mr. Ma is the President of Leading Capital and the former Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Government of Heze. Mr. Ma has been engaged in investment promotion, capital financing, technological innovation, corporate management...

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Joelle Foster

Innovation & Start-up

Chief Executive Officer, North Forge Technology Exchange
Co-Founder and General Partner, Women's Equity Lab (WEL) Manitoba

Joelle has spent two decades working with entrepreneurs. She is the CEO for North Forge Technology Exchange in Winnipeg, which is recognized by the Province of Manitoba as the innovation partner...

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Alphonsus Utioh

Food Science

President, Food Technology Service
Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba

Alphonsus Utioh is the Manager of Research and Development at the Food Development Centre. He has over thirty years experience in the agri-food industry. He is recognized internationally for his work in seabuckthorn research...

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Derek Earl

International Business & Clean Tech

Founding Board Director, BizforClimate
Vice President, World Trade Center Winnipeg

Derek Earl is the Vice-President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg, overseeing international trade strategy, operations, government relations, Indigenous relations, and client services for the organization...

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