Renjie Butalid

Alumni, Global Shapers Community

Renjie Butalid is an award-winning entrepreneur whose work lies at the intersection of technology startups, social innovation, and cross-sector civic engagement. Renjie is currently VP Business Development at Metrika, a company building the world's premier operational intelligence platform for blockchain networks. He is also Co-founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI), advising an incredible team and fostering a global community of over 3,000+ to create tangible and applied technical and policy research in the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI.

Renjie was previously Associate Director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at McGill University. Over the course of four years, Renjie raised over $8-million for the Dobson Centre's entrepreneurship programs, working with McGill students, alumni, faculty, staff and senior administration, and a wide-range of corporations, government agencies, and NGOs, to drive the entrepreneurship and innovation agenda of the university forward.

Renjie is a Global Shaper Alumni with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Banff Forum, and was named top 40 Under 40 by the Waterloo Region Record. He holds a BA Economics from the University of Waterloo and a MA International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest.

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