Alexandra Stewart

Executive Director

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Alexandra Stewart is the Executive Director of the Weston Brain Institute and the Executive Director, Neuroscience of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. She runs the Institute, and is responsible for the medical research done by the Foundation.

Prior to this position Alex was Chief Operating Officer of Tribute Entertainment Media Group, a multimedia publisher. She previously spent 7 years at McKinsey & Co. in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices, where she was a member of the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology practice. Her clients included C-suite executives from Fortune 100 as well as mid-size companies. She worked on a range of functions and developed extensive expertise in business building and commercialization. This work covered five continents, including work on the ground across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and China.  Alex has held other positions at Tribute and in the venture capital group at American Express.

Alex holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Business Bridge certificate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University, and an Intensive B.Sc. with Distinction in Neurobiology – Biology and Computer Science from Yale University, where her research focused on artificial neural networks. She lives with her husband and sons between Toronto and Florida.

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