Find out more about each CEO participating in the 2017/2018 edition of the program:
President & CEO, Canadian Feed the Children
Since taking the helm at Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) in 2010, Debra has led its transformation from charity to change agent.
President & CEO, Edelman Canada
Lisa Kimmel is president and CEO of Edelman Canada – the Canadian arm of Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm.
President & CEO, Kellogg Canada Inc.
Carol Stewart was appointed President, Kellogg Canada Inc. in October 2009. She also serves as a member of the Kellogg North America Leadership Team and the Global Leadership Team.
President & CEO, Martinrea
Pat D’Eramo joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in November, 2014 and was elected to the Board of Directors in June, 2015.
President & CEO, Molson Coors Canada
Frederic Landtmeters, Molson Coors Canada’s new Chief Executive Officer, joins Canada’s oldest brewer from his previous role as Managing Director of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, which he held from January 2015.
President, Paypal Canada
Paul is a results-oriented Canadian leader with a strong track record of more than 18 years in the payments industry.
President & CEO, Purolator
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Purolator Inc., John Ferguson is responsible for the development and implementation of Purolator’s long-term strategy, as well as running the day-to-day business of the company.
Cossette Global CEO
A highly accomplished businesswoman, Mélanie has close to 20 years of experience in marketing communications and business management. She is the President and CEO of Cossette, and also Chairman of Vision7 in Quebec and a member of the Vision7 International Executive Management Team.
President, Canada Pharmaceuticals, GSK
A Montreal native, Paul Lirette has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has held international leadership positions with GSK in Europe and Australia. Since June 2012, he has headed all GSK pharmaceutical operations in Canada.
President & CEO, Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
Nathalie Tremblay, a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, has been a member of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of the SAAQ since May 3, 2010.
President & CEO, Minesense
As President & Chief Executive Officer, Jeff is responsible for the strategic and overall leadership of MineSense. His primary mandate is to bring to market the company’s disruptive, value creating technology. In 2016, this included a successful fund raise and the company’s first commercial contract.
Chief Executive Officer, David Suzuki Foundation
Stephen Cornish is the incoming CEO of The David Suzuki Foundation and will take his post in early November 2017. He is currently the executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada.
President & CEO, Vancity
As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, Tamara Vrooman believes that banking has a vital role in developing a healthy society—building the well-being of people and, at the same time, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they live and work.
Laura J. Kilcrease
Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Innovates
Laura Kilcrease leads Alberta Innovates as its Chief Executive Officer. Recruited from Austin, Texas, she is recognized as a significant motivator in shaping Austin’s economic revitalization.
Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
Ken Keelor joined Calgary Co-op in November 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. Ken’s responsibility at Calgary Co-op is to work with the Board of Directors to oversee and execute strategy focused on the needs of its Members and financial sustainability.
Co-Founder & CEO, Kicking Horse Coffee
Kicking Horse Coffee Co-Founder and CEO, Elana Rosenfeld, is passionate about doing business with a purpose.
Executive Director, Amnesty International
Jayne Stoyles is a lawyer and international human rights advocate. Since September 2016, Jayne has been the Executive Director of Amnesty International Canada.
President & CEO, Ottawa Senators
Tom Anselmi is a recognized senior business leader in Canada and an accomplished sports and entertainment executive.
President & CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Leah Lawrence is the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). With just under $1 billion in assets under management, SDTC has supported more than 300 Canadian cleantech companies in the areas of climate change, clean water and food security.