Ben Peterson, M.S.M., is a Canadian social entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In 2002 he co-founded Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), a leading Canadian non-governmental organization (NGO), where he served as Executive Director until November 2011. He now holds the position of Chair Emeritus at the charity. In January 2012, he co-founded Newsana, an online news community. He served as Newsanas CEO until September 2015, when the business was sold to a Toronto-based creative agency. He current holds the position of Senior Partner at AHL Venture Partners, an impact-focused venture capital firm in Africa.
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