Vice-President, Northland Power
Boris Balan is currently a Vice President at Northland Power, a Canadian based international power developer, assisting in the company’s international expansion and project origination and development activities. This included the establishment of the company’s first overseas development office in the United Kingdom to oversee development throughout Europe.
Prior to joining Northland in 2001 he worked over 10 years in Ukraine on a variety of technical assistance projects for the Soros Foundation, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Canadian International Development Agency, then on a number of commercial initiatives. He graduated from the University of Toronto and studied at the University of Michigan Centre for Russian and East European studies before working on a major research project at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute then as an Editor and Office Coordinator of the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, published by the University of Toronto.
He has been an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian community, including serving as a director and president of St. Vladimir Institute in Toronto and director and now president of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko.