Tanya van Biesen

Managing Partner, Board & CEO Succession Practice Canada, Korn Ferry

Tanya is a recognized and accomplished executive and leadership advisor with over 20 years of experience, focused on assignments at the Board, CEO and general management levels. She was also an early contributor to the buildout of the diversity, equity and inclusion practice at another leading global search and advisory firm. 

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Tanya led the client operations team of a global non-profit, focused on the advancement of talented women and other underrepresented groups in the workplace. In this role she was responsible for a team of 35 Relationship Managers and support staff working with over 500 client companies around the world. She was also accountable for leading and operationalizing partnerships in Latin America, the Middle East, and AsiaPac. 

Tanya is an architect of change, passionate about exceptional leadership and building strong pipelines across the boardroom and C-Suite Her broad perspective coupled with her advocacy for gender equality as a driver of progress makes her a unique and powerful resource. 

Tanya is an active member of the community. She is a Member of the Culture External Advisory Committee at OSFI, a Committee Member of the Executive Sleep-Out at Covenant House Toronto, a Member of the Advisory Board at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, and a Board Member of the Canadian Club of Toronto. 

Tanya holds a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.