Boris Tsimerinov

Private Equity Investor; Advisor to Companies & HNW Individuals; Not-for-Profit Director.

Boris is a private equity investor, advisor to companies & high net worth individuals and a not-for-profit director. He is Principal, Investments & Operations with CIEL Capital and Director with Semper8 Capital. Boris is a member of the planning team of the Global HBS PLD Summit, the annual global conference for graduates of the HBS Executive MBA alternative, and was it’s Co-Chair in 2016.


Boris has completed approximately 40 successful M&A, Private Equity and Financing transactions in addition to Venture Capital fund management, Leadership and Operations assignments. He has experience with transactions in healthcare, education, technology, food & consumer products, industrials, business services and oil & gas services sectors. Boris has experience with domestic, cross-border and cross-continental assignments.


Boris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with High Distinction and a focus on finance, quantitative economics and math from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive MBA alternative (PLD) and holds a Master of Laws in Global Business Law (GP LLM) degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Boris is also a CFA Charterholder.


Boris is a speaker, presenter and influencer, whose writings were featured in the Canadian Business Journal and the International Policy Digest. He has been involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations including War Child Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Operetta Theatre and others.