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Robi Blumenstein

President, CHDI Foundation

In 2002, Robi Blumenstein organized CHDI Management, to provide management services to non-profit organizations engaged in Huntington’s disease research. Robi Blumenstein began his career as a lawyer at Torys, a law firm in Toronto, before moving into merchant banking, where he was responsible for structuring and negotiating transactions and supervising investment analysis. He was a principal at First City Capital Corporation, CIBC Capital Partners and MMC Capital. Before all that, when he was still a kid, he built a harpsichord and was a director of Life Times Nine, a short subject film that was nomi­nated for an Academy Award in 1973. Robi Blumenstein graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (1975) and an LLB (1978), and has an MBA from Harvard Business School (1984).