John Risley is President of CFFI Ventures Inc., a diversified holding company operating internationally. The company has majority or significant stakes in a portfolio of young companies ranging from financial services, renewable energy and the tech sector.

Mr. Risley is very active in community affairs, sitting on the Board of a number of charitable organizations. He is Chair of Futurpreneur Canada. He regularly engages in public policy debate, is Chairman of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, a member of the World President’s Organization, The Chief Executives Organization and the Business Council of Canada. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s President’s Program in Leadership.

He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club.