Kenneth William Smith

Ken was appointed associate dean, Executive Programs in the College of Management & Economics at the University of Guelph in August 2010. Previous roles at the College of Management & Economics, University of Guelph include associate dean, Executive Programs and associate professor. He is also the author of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)'s 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Strategy, 3rd Ed.

Prior to this, he practised as a strategy consultant for almost 25 years, first with McKinsey & Company and ultimately as chair of SECOR Consulting, Canada’s largest independent strategy consultancy. In addition to his client work and administrative responsibilities in consulting, he also maintained a research program in mergers and acquisitions, and he has published extensively in the business press. His work on business and public policy issues associated with global industry restructuring and M&A is well recognized in business and government.