Stephen Lund

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CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick


Stephen Lund is a dynamic leader and expert in economic development with over 30 years of experience in business development, venture capital and international finance.

Since 2015, Stephen has been the CEO of Opportunities NB (ONB), the lead business development organization in New Brunswick. Under Stephen’s leadership, ONB has consistently exceeded results and outperformed every other Canadian economic development agency on a per capita basis. ONB has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for two years in a row. 

Stephen has a track record of success. As CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. for over a decade, he consistently surpassed targets, assisted in the revitalization of Halifax’s downtown core, and played a key role in the province being dubbed the best-performing region in North America in attracting inward investment.

Stephen has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada five times in a row, was named one of the top 500 most influential people in Financial Centre worldwide, and has been inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine’s CEO Hall of Fame.

Stephen earned a prestigious X ring from St. Francis Xavier University, holds an MBA from Queen’s University, obtained an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and completed executive level studies at Harvard.