Anthony Rota works with the National Research Council of Canada where he spearheads the international arm of the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Ontario and serves as the Innovation Network Advisor for Northern Ontario with the Canadian Technology Network.
Prior to joining the National Research Council in 1999, Mr. Rota was in the private sector as an entrepreneur in finance, real estate and retail. He brings with him a strong understanding of business operations.
He has also served in many capacities on governing boards, including, President of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, and first Vice-president of the North Eastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of council for the City of North Bay where he served as Chair of Planning and Economic Development, and was a founding member of the North Bay Economic Development Commission.
He was also a member of the Board of Governors of Nipissing University where he served as Chair of Plant and Property.
Mr. Rota holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Diploma in Finance from Algonquin College and a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from the University of Ottawa. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.