Michael Dennis

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Michael Dennis "has enjoyed a long and varied career in public policy, business development, and real estate.

"He taught Development Law at York University Law School, and practiced law for Blake Cassels and Graydon. He was a Policy Advisor to the Philippine Planning Commission and National Economic Council. He was a fellow of the Ontario Law Reform Commission and Chairman of the Canadian Federal Government Task Force on Low Income Housing. He was also Development Policy Advisor to Mayor David Crombie of the City of Toronto, and was the city's first Housing Commissioner.

"He later headed Olympia and York's development activities in New York, and was responsible for the development of the World Financial Center in New York and major commercial buildings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Dallas.

"Mr. Dennis then became Chief Executive Officer of Canary Wharf Limited during the development of its first phase of ten buildings, representing five million square feet. After this, he became a shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of the Azure Development Group, which has developed real estate projects in London, Toronto, Hamburg, and Berlin.

"During the last few years, Mr. Dennis has developed an interest in alternative energy. He invested in Celunol Corporation, which is a leading cellulosic ethanol technology company, and served as Chief Executive Officer for this company. He is currently an investor, Director, and Strategic Advisor to Enerkem Inc." [1]

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  1. Directors, Enerkem, accessed January 27, 2009.