The National Screen Institute-Canada (NSI) has named Derek Luis as their new chief executive officer.
Luis’ career includes 20 years of broadcast, print and online experience across news and current affairs, drama, factual, documentary, variety, performing arts and web content. His background as a writer, researcher, director, producer and executive producer for many Canadian broadcasters, also makes him the ideal choice to take the helm of NSI.
“In Derek we’ve found a dynamic and multi-talented individual to lead NSI,” said Raja Khanna, co-chair of the NSI board of directors. “His breadth of knowledge in film, TV and new media in addition to his experience as an educator give him a wide perspective on the kinds of training content creators in Canada need.”
As a SUN TV/Quebecor media executive , Luis directed Quebecor Media’s support of professional development initiatives with several of Canada’s national media training organizations to advance cultural diversity.
Derek’s education includes various aspects of new media (such as interface design and digital narrative structures), communications, TV production, writing and executive management studies.
Luis’ appointment to the Winnipeg-based company replaces outgoing CEO Susan Millican.