Murray Metcalfe is Professor of Globalization in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. He holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and a MS and PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He began his professional career at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and then spent over 20 years in the venture capital industry in the US until returning to academia in 2008. In the spring of 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Development Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. At U of T he is a member of the Centre for Global Engineering, and teaches a course entitled: Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems.
Professor Metcalfe also serves as a senior advisor in the private equity area at Lee Munder Capital Group, an investment management firm in Boston. He has been involved with that firm since 2001, during which time it has grown from a start-up mode to managing over$4 billion (USD). Additionally he is involved in a number of not-for-profits in the areas of international development and social entrepreneurship, including the Acumen Fund, Echoing Green, and the Asian University for Women.