The Distinguished Leader Lecture Series honours leaders from the business community and offers students the opportunity to learn from these outstanding individuals.
2017 Distinguished Leader
President & CEO, CanadaPost
Deepak Chopra came ready to deliver a wealth of business knowledge to a room of eager listeners.
The President and CEO of Canada Post was on campus Thursday, Oct. 5, to provide insight into the corporation and receive the 2017 Distinguished Leader award presented by Brock’s Goodman School of Business.
The leader of one of Canada’s most well-known brands and one of the country’s largest employers, Chopra has more than 25 years of global experience in the financial services, technology, logistics and e-commerce industries.
He spent a full day on campus and addressed a crowd of close to 300 members of the Brock community as part of the D.G. Willmot Leader Series, where he shared some of the wisdom he has gathered throughout his career in business.
Chopra also met Brock’s senior administration, led an interactive closed-boardroom session with an exclusive group of Goodman student leaders and facilitated a roundtable discussion with local members of the Goodman Alumni Network.
Chopra’s story of having the courage to redefine a failing business model at a crucial time in the industry is one of tenacity — one that required a clear vision and an effective and innovative leader who could look ahead to identify a profitable opportunity.
About the award
|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||Partner|
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto
|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)|