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The ICSB Member Spotlight

Updated Monthly
March 2017

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler
Vice President, Historian

April 2017

Dr. Mary Kilfoil
President, The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)

May 2017

TBA

March 2017

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler

Vice President, Historian

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler is professor emeritus of political economy and international Development at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on international economic issues and nance, development and development strategies, business leadership, entrepreneurial values and attitudes, and on SME structures and related policy issues. Throughout his career, Dr. Pichler has held a wide range of advisory positions and consultancies to international organizations such as the World Bank, UNIOD, China Scholarship Council, and he is the recipient of numerous prizes and decorations. Dr. Pichler has held the position of ICSB Historian on the ICSB Board of Directors for 3 years.

April 2017

Dr. Mary Kilfoil

President, The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)

Mary Kilfoil, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Rowe School of Business and the Academic Lead for Launch Dal Program at Dalhousie University. Mary has over 20 years experience in the private sector and has authored several reports and publications in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic policy. Since becoming faculty at Dalhousie University, Dr. Kilfoil led the team that launched the Starting Lean course in the Fall of 2012 providing an experiential approach to entrepreneurship education by combining Lean Launchpad methodologies, a flipped classroom, and accomplished mentors – listed in Academia’s Top 10 courses in Canada 2013. She has also launched a campus-wide Innovation course based on Design Thinking principles open to students from all faculties. Outside of the classroom, Mary has been instrumental in launching Dalhousie’s on-campus student startup accelerator (LaunchPad Dal), Canada’s Business Model Competition, as well as, non-credit entrepreneurship programming for students, researchers, and members of the business community. Mary has developed Executive Education and distance curriculum for new and existing businesses to promote and develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive the Nova Scotia economy forward. In 2014, Dr. Kilfoil received Canada’s National Entrepreneurship Educator Award by Startup Canada.