Goodman School honours one of Canada’s top business leaders

The leader of one of Canada’s most well-known brands and one of the country’s largest employers will be speaking at Brock University Thursday.

Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, has been selected by the Goodman School of Business as its 2017 Distinguished Leader recipient and will be speaking to students and the Brock community on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Each year, the Goodman School honours prominent Canadian business leaders and connects the recipients with current Brock University students through the annual lecture series.

With more than 25 years of global experience in the financial services, technology, logistics and e-commerce industries, Chopra will provide a wealth of insight into business and leadership. In addition to his role heading up the $8-billion Canada Post Corporation, Chopra is a passionate supporter of engaging Canada’s diverse communities in nation-building, with a particular emphasis on creating meaningful business opportunities for indigenous entrepreneurs.

Chopra’s address will take place in Brock’s Sean O’Sullivan Lecture Hall at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, capping off a full day at the school interacting with students and alumni.

Goodman students can register for the day’s event by visiting Career Zone. Members of the Brock community who would like to attend Chopra’s address can register on the Goodman website.

Past recipients of the Distinguished Leader award include Martine Irman of TD Bank Group, Rossana Magnotta of Magnotta Winery, Len Pennachetti of Cave Spring Cellars, Ned Goodman of Dundee Corporation, Donald Ziraldo of Ziraldo Estate Winery, Galen Weston of Loblaw Companies Limited, Michael McCain of Maple Leaf Foods, John McCall MacBain of McCall MacBain Foundation and Paul House, formerly of Tim Hortons.

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