The Distinguished Leader Lecture Series honours leaders from the business community and offers students the opportunity to learn from these outstanding individuals.
The Distinguished Leader Lecture Series is supported by the D.G Willmot Lecture Fund
2019 Distinguished Leader
Chairman of Portland Holdings
Chairman and CEO of Mandeville Private Client Inc.
Lee-Chin is widely regarded as a visionary entrepreneur, whose philosophy of “doing well and doing good”, has resulted in extraordinary business success and inspiring philanthropic initiatives. Currently he is the Chairman of Portland Holdings and Chairman and CEO of Mandeville Private Client Inc. As the founder of Portland, Lee-Chin’s business accomplishments span various countries and numerous sectors. At the helm, he has established an investment philosophy and guiding principles for each of the companies under Portland. Portland is committed to building strong indigenous businesses. Equally important, these businesses must also seek to improve the social well-being of the communities in which they operate.
The Distinguished Leader series honours leaders from the business community and offers students the opportunity to gain insights from outstanding individuals. We hope you can attend this year’s event.
About the award
|2018||Julia Deans||CEO. Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation|
|2017||Deepak Chopra||President and CEO, Canada Post|
|2016||Martine Irman||Vice Chair, TD Securities and Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group|
|2015||Rossana Magnotta||Founder and CEO, Magnotta Winery|
|2014||Len Pennachetti||President and Founding Partner, Cave Spring Cellars|
|2013||Ned Goodman||Founder and CEO, Dundee Corporation and Dundee Wealth, Chancellor, Brock University|
|2011||Donald Ziraldo||Chairman, Ziraldo Estate Winery|
|2010||Galen G. Weston||Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited|
|2009||Michael McCain||President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.|
|2008||John McCall MacBain||Founder and President, McCall MacBain Foundation|
|2007||Paul House||Chairman, CEO and President TDL Group Corp (Tim Hortons)|