Jim HanlonJim Hanlon

Member of the Board of Directors


Jim is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax Marine Research Institute.


Jim is a 40-year veteran of the Canadian tech industry, having worked in design, marketing and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and New England. Over the years, Jim has worked in senior management positions with several large publicly traded multinationals. He has also sampled the waters of the entrepreneurial well as an owner in two separate high-tech companies that have successfully grown and been purchased by multinationals.

Jim’s personal passion is innovation and its impact on the competitiveness of Canadian industry. Jim graduated from the Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering) with a degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and is a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia.