Dr. Marat Ressin
General Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Marat Ressin has led a 20-plus-year career as an internationally successful entrepreneur in business and real estate development. After completing his PhD in Economics with a specialization in “small business crisis management,” Ressin gained extensive expertise in growing small businesses that attract investment, and has successfully reinvented and rehabilitated more than 30 businesses from a variety of industries. In 2013, Ressin became the first President of the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI), a charitable university-linked accelerator whose mission is to provide top-tier, free business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry. YEDI’s goal is to build and accelerate successful businesses, and efficient not-for-profit organizations. In 2018, YEDI was ranked as the number one University Linked Accelerator in the world.
“As president of one of York’s most ground-breaking institutes, Dr. Ressin’s expertise in the development of small businesses and non-profit organizations make him uniquely qualified to guide our student entrepreneurs to success.”- Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor York University