Melinda Rogers is the Deputy Chair on the Board of Rogers Communications Inc. She is the Vice Chair of the Rogers Control Trust and is founder of Rogers Venture Partners.
Ms. Rogers joined Rogers Communications Inc. in 2000 as Vice President, Venture Investments. She then served as Vice President, Strategic Planning & Venture Investments from 2004-2006 and thereafter she held the position of Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development from 2006 to 2014.
In her role as SVP, Strategy and Development at RCI, Ms. Rogers was not only responsible for leading the group as it found profitable growth by targeting emerging businesses new to Rogers' existing portfolio but was also accountable for the direction of a range of long-term innovation and strategic initiatives for the company, in addition to driving Local Digital Services and Strategic Partnerships.
Ms. Rogers has been a director of Rogers Communications since May 2002. In addition to her role within RCI, Ms. Rogers has served as a board member and advisor for a number of companies. She is currently the Chair of the Jays Care Foundation Board of Directors; sits on the University of Toronto's Advisory Council of the Rotman School of Management; is an International Board member at Right To Play and is the outgoing Chair of the Board for Texture by Next Issue Media.
Ms. Rogers holds a B.A., University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A., from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.