Ling Loerchner

Associate Director of Commercialization, University of Waterloo

Senior Advisor to the Mayor at City of Waterloo

Ling Loerchner is the Senior Advisor to the Mayor at City of Waterloo, oversee the Innovation Economic Development and Global Strategy. She is also the Associate Director at University of Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo), a group that drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the university’s innovation strength and enhance its global competitiveness. Ling has extensive industry experience in project and portfolio management, product development and market strategy. Before joining Waterloo Commercialization Office, Ling has 15 years’ industry experience gained in several IT companies, as well as from her experience in California’s Silicon Valley where she worked for Cisco Systems. Ling holds an M.Sc. degree from University of Waterloo, and a B.Eng degree from Electronics Engineering major in Tsinghua University, as well as a MBA degree from WLU.