Ms. Naomi Azrieli, O.C., DPhil

Ms. Naomi Azrieli, O.C., DPhil

Chair & CEO, The Azrieli Foundation

Naomi Azrieli is Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. In this capacity since 2004, she has been the strategic driver behind the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives and overseen its growth into the largest non-corporate foundation in Canada.

In this role she creates numerous initiatives that bring people and institutions together to address challenges in science, health, education and community. She has created and launched several programs and partnerships, including the Azrieli Fellows Program, the CIFAR Azrieli Future Leaders Program, the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence and the award-winning Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.

Naomi is Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, President of Canpro Investments Ltd., and a Director on the Board of the Azrieli Group Ltd., a publicly traded real estate company (TASE: AZRG).

She also sits on the Boards of the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Brain Canada Foundation and several other cultural and academic institutions.

In 2013, Naomi Azrieli was awarded France’s Legion of Honor and in 2022, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.