Ayten Archer joined the Board of Directors in 2016. She is currently the CEO of FIAT LUX Ventures. In her role as an international business consultant, Ms. Archer has worked on four continents with elite clients that include the Government of Canada, Procter & Gamble, and Mercedes Benz.
Ms. Archer is active in corporate governance having served on the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Vancouver Fashion Week, Rotary International, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon Symphony, Ryerson Students Union and Commerce Society.
Ms. Archer holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
She has been the recipient of more than 40 academic teaching, coaching and industry leadership awards. For five consecutive years, she was named in Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities as one of the “Most Popular Professors” at a Canadian university. She was also recognized with the University of Saskatchewan Excellence in Teaching Award, Edwards School of Business Most Effective Professor and Somers Awards.
Ms. Archer is the recipient of five faculty medals from the Canadian Marketing Association and was selected from 51 Canadian Fellows for the Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship John Dobson Faculty Award. She is the inaugural recipient of Leadership Saskatoon's Community Leadership Award presented at the Chamber of Commerce SABEX (Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence Awards).
Ms. Archer is an international civility-protocol expert and long-serving judge for Queen’s University Leadership Business Competition (QLBC), Schulich's GLOBE, Ted Rogers School of Business TRMC, Top Model Canada, Miss World and Miss Teen Canada competitions.