Lissa Matyas has over twenty years of executive experience catalyzing national and international partnerships between industry, academia and government to drive global science, technology and innovation and build capacity in emerging technologies. 

Prior to joining ICTC, Lissa held the position of Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Innovation Asset Collective. She has also previously served as Vice President of Global Government Affairs at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); President of Science & Tech Collaboration and Vice President of International Partnerships at Mitacs; and Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill University, among other roles in Canada, the UK and Australia.

Lissa is an Ambassador for the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) through the Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. Department of Commerce; Co-Chair of the annual Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA); Board Chair of Public Ventures; Board Director of Science Rendezvous; and has sat on the Board of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies. 

Lissa holds a Master of Science in Administration, an Innovation Governance Certification, a Fujitsu Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Project Management Certification, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.