Shannon Wells


Shannon Wells’ career has spanned private, public and non-profit sectors in Canada and internationally. She currently serves as Director of Impact Investing at MaRS Discovery District, North America’s largest urban innovation hub.  Passionate about living in the interconnectedness of things, Shannon is a speaker and advisor on systems leadership and social impact. 

Previously Shannon served as Director of Corporate Strategy at Thomson Reuters in New York and as Senior Manager for North America at the World Economic Forum, where she designed and led Davos delegations and negotiated multisector partnerships across global industries and issues. She began her career in the Government of Canada, serving in strategic policy and planning roles across the Privy Council Office, Department of Finance Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat. Shannon is a graduate of the World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellows programme, a Recruitment of Policy Leaders Fellow, Action Canada Fellow and proud Newfoundlander.

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