Yung Wu is Chief Executive Officer of MaRS Discovery District, a world leading innovation centre based in Toronto, Canada.
Yung is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, private equity investor and experienced Corporate Director. He has created, led, financed and directed private and public companies spanning digital marketing automation, mobile analytics and big data, media and entertainment, enterprise software, financial services and pharma. He has guided his companies through 50% to 100% year over year growth, navigating major economic cycles, business model transformations, “rising tides” and “perfect storms” while creating hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions in enterprise value for his shareholders.
Yung has been recognized as one of Canada's 'Top 40 under 40' leaders and for leading one of the "50 Best Managed Private Companies" in the nation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto, a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at the MIT.