Janet Wood is a retired executive having completed a rewarding career with several major technology companies – IBM, Crystal Decisions, Business Objects and finally, SAP. After joining SAP in 2008, Ms. Wood’s executive roles included Global HR leader for the Office of the CEO, Global Head of Talent & Leadership, Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Partners and Executive Vice President of Global Maintenance Go To Market. At Business Objects, she worked as Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships. She was Vice President of Business Development at Crystal Decisions and held various management positions during her 16 years at IBM.
Shortly after retiring from SAP in 2019, Ms. Wood’s leadership skills faced a new set of challenges as she served from the fall of 2019 to the fall of 2020 as the interim President and CEO of Science World while a search was conducted for the role. Science World is a world-class science centre in Vancouver, which in non-COVID times, welcomes over 800,000 visitors annually and connects with an additional 140,000 students throughout BC every year advancing STEAM learning.
Ms. Wood is active in her community as a partner in BC Social Venture Partners, a not for profit organization that supports children and families at risk. She is a Board member of Junior Achievement of BC, sits on the University of Alberta Business School Advisory Committee, and is the Canadian Regional Member Engagement Officer for Young Presidents Organization – Gold. She has been recognized with a YWCA Women of Distinction Award and is a past recipient of the Canadian Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Women Award.
Ms. Wood holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta, graduating with distinction.