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Members of the Elections Canada Advisory Board

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott is the founder and CEO of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm that helps build industry-leading blockchain businesses. Formerly, Alex was a senior executive at Canaccord Genuity, Canada's largest independent investment bank. At age 25 he became the bank's youngest-ever vice president and, in 2014, he founded its blockchain practice. Alex has worked tirelessly for his clients throughout his career, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital from a global institutional investor base while providing sound advice and counsel.

A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is the co-author with Don Tapscott of the new book Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. In 2014, he published the seminal white paper A Bitcoin Governance Network.

Active in his community, Alex sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a graduate (cum laude) of Amherst College (Amherst, MA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.