Michael O’Brian is past President and CEO of C.M. Oliver and Company Limited, a full-service investment banking and financial planning corporation. Michael O’Brian is a successful B.C based investor/businessman and dedicated arts philanthropist. He is President of Nairbo Investments Inc., and has been involved with the securities industry for over 40 years.
Michael has served as a Trustee of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Opera Society, and is a past member of the Deans Advisory Board of the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia.
Michael has been a final-round judge for 3 years in the annual Global Student Entrepreneur Awards held in various locations in the U.S. He is director of the Thomas Foundation and President of the Michael O’Brian Family Foundation, whose main focus is in the arts and education. Michael is also an advisor to Create Change Foundation, an NGO, which is currently sending over 1000 young girls to school in Ghana.