The Core Team

At NewCities, people are our greatest asset. We have a highly skilled, multilingual, professional and dedicated workforce, including urban planners, project managers, process and delivery experts. We are based in our head office in Montreal, with a satellite office in Los Angeles, where our sister organization, CoMotion, is based.

John Rossant
Founder and Chairman

Holly Hixson
Director of Strategy and Operations

Salomé Gueidon
Project Manager

Emily Gribbin
Editorial & Content Strategist

Christina Steinmayr
Designer & Creative Lead

Mariana Lebrija
Office & Operational Manager

Omer Juma
Partnerships & Project Manager

Our Fellows

We are proud to count on the support of field experts who shape our activities.

Julie Kim
Financing Strategies

Mariela Alfonzo
Placemaking

Daffney Moore
 Urban Governance

Jess Reia
AI

Sarah Moser
Greenfield Cities

Gabriella Gómez-Mont
Masterclass Curator

Kathryn Travers
Gender Inclusive Cities

Diana Lind
Housing 

Stephen Baker
Mobility & Society

Our Governance

The Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors help define NewCities’ strategy. It is composed of recognized global leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors engaged in issues of urbanization, innovation, architecture and design and policy.

John Rossant, Chairman, NewCities

Jean-Michel Merlot, Director Wealth Management, National Bank Financial

Reuben Abraham, Founding CEO, IDFC Institute

Fahd Al-Rasheed, CEO, The Royal Commission for Riyadh

Maxwell L. Anderson, President, Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Isabel Dedring, Director, Global Transport Leader, Arup

Wim Elfrink, President, Digitalization Ventures

George Klein, Chairman, Park Tower Group

Dr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap Pte Ltd

Ryan Klem, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Toyota Mobility Foundation

Daniel Libeskind, Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind

John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

Mary Rowe, President and CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

Arvind Satyam, Chief Commercial Officer, Pano Technologies

Ezra Suleiman, IBM Professor in International Studies, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Ivan Tse, President, Tse Foundation