Announcing 2022’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year: Dave McKay
RBC’s Dave McKay named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year.
Read more about Dave McKay in National Post
Announcing 2021’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year: Charles Brindamour
Intact Financial Corporation’s Charles Brindamour named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year.
Read more about Charles Brindamour in National Post
CALDWELL AND BENNETT JONES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP ON CANADA’S OUTSTANDING CEO OF THE YEAR®
Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL) and Bennett Jones today announced they have entered into a fourth 3-year partnership on Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year® Award Program. Bennett Jones has been the Presenting Partner of the CEO of the Year program since 2012, and Caldwell is delighted to continue the partnership with an industry leader so critical to the program’s success.
“Bennett Jones is one of the most highly respected business law firms in Canada, and we are thrilled to have them as the Presenting Partner for a fourth consecutive three-year term,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer at Caldwell, the program’s Founding Partner. “We’ve established a synergistic working relationship with Bennett Jones, and with Chair & CEO Hugh MacKinnon’s critical and strategic leadership, we continue to develop and evolve the CEO of the Year program as the preeminent award for chief executives in Canada. As Chair of the Advisory Board, Mr. MacKinnon brings invaluable insight and expertise to the selection process. We couldn’t be more pleased and proud to have Bennett Jones as Presenting Partner of this important award program.”
“Bennett Jones recognizes the importance of identifying and honouring outstanding leadership in Canada. The challenges of the last year have demonstrated how vital strong leadership is for an organization to not only succeed, but to thrive and flourish. We’re honoured to be a contributing part of this award program, which recognizes today’s top business leaders and supports the next generation with its Futures Fund student scholarship program,” said Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman & CEO, Bennett Jones and Chair, Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board meets annually to select the CEO of the Year Honouree. The independent board comprises more than 25 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, including past honourees who are leaders in their industries, professions and communities. Joining the Board this year is Eric Richer La Flèche, President and CEO of METRO Inc., and the 2020 CEO of the Year Recipient. The board will meet this Fall to select the 2021 honouree, who will then be announced in National Post and on BNN Bloomberg.
Announcing 2020’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year: Eric Richer La Flèche
Metro’s Eric La Flèche named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year. Under La Flèche’s guidance, Metro has increased revenues to over C$16bn annually and employs 90,000 Canadians.
Read more about Eric Richer La Flèche in National Post
Announcing 2019’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year: Lino Saputo, Jr.
Lino Saputo, Jr. leads a pretty hectic life so it took a bit of doing to squeeze in an hour or so of his time for an interview one morning in early September, before he took off on a business trip to Europe, where his namesake company, Saputo Inc., produces, markets and distributes a variety of cheeses, butter, spreads and oils.
Read more about Lino Saputo, Jr. in the Financial Post Magazine
Announcing 2018’s Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the year: Linda Hasenfratz
Outstanding CEO of the Year: Linamar’s Linda Hasenfratz has a lot on her mind: innovation, tariffs and setting Linamar up to be around in the year 2100
“It’s a few days before the end of September and the arbitrarily imposed deadline for Canada to strike a deal with the U.S. on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement is looming. But LindaHasenfratz, CEO of Guelph, Ont.-based auto-parts maker Linamar Corp., doesn’t seem too worried. Indeed, she seems certain a deal will be made shortly and it turns out she’s right, as Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump announced a deal on Oct 1.”
Read more about Linda Hasenfratz in the November issue of Financial Post Magazine
Outstanding CEO of the Year: Sun Life Financial’s Dean Connor almost makes insurance sound cool
"Sun Life CEO sets bold company goals, loves technology and has a thing for a digital assistant named Ella."
Read more about Dean Connor in the November issue of Financial Post Magazine
Rovinescu of Air Canada named 2016 CEO of the Year
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