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Gordon Nixon, Host Committee Chair
 
Gordon Nixon was chief executive officer of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001-2014. Mr. Nixon is Chairman of the Board of Bell Canada Enterprises, a director of George Weston Limited, BlackRock Inc. and he is on the advisory board of KingSett Capital.

Mr. Nixon is chairman of MaRS, a not-for- profit organization that connects science, business and capital, chairman of the Queen’s University Capital Campaign and is a director of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is past chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Premier’s Jobs and Prosperity Council and he has served as a director of a number of organizations in the arts, health care and education.
 
 
Mr. Nixon has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and is an inductee into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award, the Canadian Business Leader Award and was included on both Barron’s list of the World’s Best CEO’s and Bloomberg’s list of the World’s 50 Most Influential People. Mr. Nixon received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from both Queen’s University and Dalhousie University.
 
Darryl White, Host Committee Member
Darryl White was appointed Group Head of BMO Capital Markets in November 2014. In this role, he is responsible for BMO Financial Group’s interactions with corporate, institutional and government clients worldwide.
 
Previously, Mr. White was Head of Global Investment & Corporate Banking (I&CB), where he oversaw relationships with corporate and government clients, as well as trade finance and international financial institutions. His responsibilities included equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. 
 
Mr. White joined BMO’s Investment Banking Group in 1994 in Toronto and progressed through various roles in M&A, Diversified Industries and Media and Communications. In 2006, he was appointed Executive Managing Director & Head of I&CB Montreal. He also served as Co-Head of the firm’s Media & Communications practice. In 2010, Mr. White was named Deputy Head, I&CB Canada and Global Head, Equity Capital Markets.
Mr. White serves on BMO Financial Group’s Executive Committee and chairs BMO Capital Markets’ Operating and Executive committees. He currently serves on the Boards of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Montreal Canadiens and is also a Member of the Advisory Council of Women in Capital Markets.
 
In 2015 Mr. White co-chaired BMO Financial Group's Employee Giving Campaign, which raised a record of more than $18.5 million for charities including the United Way, and he will co-chair the 2016 campaign as well. Mr. White is also the 2016 Major Banks Division Chair for the United Way of Greater Toronto and York Region.
 
Mr. White is a past recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, a Dean’s Honour List graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School and a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
 
Donald Guloien, Host Committee Member
 
Donald Guloien is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife.  A 35-year company veteran, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Company’s Executive Committee.  Mr. Guloien is a Director of the Geneva Association, a member of the Mayor of Shanghai's International Business Leaders' Advisory Council, a member of the Board of the Business Council of Canada, the Immediate Past Chair and a Director of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, a Trustee of The Hospital for Sick Children, a Governor of Branksome Hall and a member of the Campaign Cabinet for United Way.  He is also a member of the Ticker Club, and the World Presidents' Organization. Mr. Guloien has been named International Business Executive of the Year by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, and received the Arbor Award for his many contributions to the University of Toronto.  He was ranked among the top 5 Highest Rated CEOs in Canada in Glassdoor.com’s 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards, based on assessments by current and past employees.
 
Mr. Guloien started in Corporate Planning and during his career at Manulife has held a variety of leadership roles in insurance and investments operations, global acquisitions and business development.  Before assuming his current role, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, where he was recognized as a leading global investment executive.
 
Mr. Guloien is actively involved with the University of Toronto, where he is a member of the Campaign Cabinet.  Mr. Guloien holds a B. Comm. from the University of Toronto.
 
Gary Doer, Host Committee Member
Ambassador Gary Doer served as the Ambassador of Canada to the United States from 2009-2015. Currently Ambassador Doer serves as the Co-Chair for the Canada Institute Advisory Board. Prior to taking up his position in Washington, Ambassador Doer served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years.  During that time, he worked extensively with U.S. Governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and renewable energy. Ambassador Doer won three consecutive elections as Premier of Manitoba with successive increased majorities.  In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.  His government introduced balanced budgets during each of his ten years in office while reducing many taxes, including a plan to eliminate small business tax.  As Premier, he led strategic investments in health care, education, and training and infrastructure. Ambassador Doer hails from Winnipeg.  He is married with two daughters.
 
Hugh MacKinnon, Host Committee Member
 
Hugh MacKinnon is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bennett Jones LLP and a member of the firm's Partnership Board.
 
He is chair of the Board of the C.D. Howe Institute, chair of the Board of the Ontario Brain Institute, co-chair of the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Advisory Board of Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year. His memberships include the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Ranchmen's Club, the Toronto Club, The Arts and Letters Club, the American Bar Association, and a number of other social, professional, and business organizations. He is a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada, Alberta, and England and Wales.
 
Lawrence (Larry) M. Tanenbaum, Host Committee Member
Larry Tanenbaum is the Chairman and CEO of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited. He is an influential figure in Canadian business and sports and a philanthropic visionary. For over 40 years he has brought entrepreneurial passion, operating discipline and a long term horizon of vision to diverse businesses ranging from construction to cookies.
 
Passionate about the promise of championship teams for Toronto, he serves as Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies) and serves as a Governor and is on the Executive Committees of the NBA, the NHL and Major League Soccer.  Larry Tanenbaum is also a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts, a 142 year old football club that is a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL).  He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
 
A strong proponent and generous supporter of medical research in Canada, he co-founded the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital and is a major donor to several programs devoted to scientific research.  He is actively involved with numerous healthcare and charitable organizations at the local and national levels.
 
In recognition of his contributions in the areas of philanthropy, business and volunteerism, Mr. Tanenbaum was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto and was inducted into the Ontario Road Builders’ Hall of Fame in 2013.
 
Mr. Tanenbaum has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Cornell University.
 
Robert Prichard, Host Committee Member
 
Robert Prichard is Chairman of Torys LLP, BMO Financial Group and Metrolinx and President Emeritus of the University of Toronto.  He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He attended Swarthmore College, the University of Chicago (MBA), the University of Toronto (JD) and Yale University (LLM).
 
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