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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Part - Owner and Head Coach

Pheonix Coyotes

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is the current part-owner, head of hockey operations and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

William Crosbie

William Crosbie

Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan

William Downe

William Downe

President and Chief Executive Officer

BMO Financial Group

William Downe is President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He was appointed CEO on March 1, 2007. Mr. Downe joined Bank of Montreal in 1983 and held a variety of senior management positions in Denver, Houston, Chicago and Toronto. In 1999, he was appointed Vice-Chair, Bank of Montreal and, in 2001, he was named Deputy Chair of BMO Financial Group and Chief Executive Offic...

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W. Brett Wilson

W. Brett Wilson

Former Dragon from CBC's Award Winning Dragons' Den

W. BRETT WILSON, CM, is one of Canada’s best-known businessmen and most respected philanthropists. His innovative approaches to philanthropy have generated tens of millions of dollars for many charitable initiatives. His celebration of entrepreneurship has helped inspire our nation to creatively explore and identify new business opportunities. Wilson is chairman of both Canoe Financial and his ...

William Falk

William Falk

Managing Partner

Healthcare, PwC

Will joined the PwC partnership in July of 2012 as Managing Partner -- Healthcare. He has 20 years experience as a strategist and consultant in New York and Toronto advising top academic centers, governments, and public companies in healthcare. Will has two academic appointments University of Toronto as an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management and as an Executive Fellow at the M...

William Browder

William Browder

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Hermitage Capital Management

William Browder is the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, a leading global asset management firm. Mr. Browder is a leading global shareholder rights activist and has been an outspoken fighter for better corporate governance at Russian and other emerging markets companies. He and Hermitage have been credited with a number of breakthroughs in improving corporate standards at major R...

W. Scott Thurlow

W. Scott Thurlow

President

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

W. Scott Thurlow joined the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association as President in April 2012. Trained as a lawyer, Scott specializes in federal and provincial regulatory policies, including health, environment, energy and chemical management. He is also an expert on the laws governing legislative processes, lobbying and elections in Canada. Scott's experience includes the private practice of ...

Warren Jestin

Warren Jestin

Senior Vice-President And Chief Economist

Scotiabank

Dr. Jestin is Scotiabank’s Chief Economist and has been with the Bank since 1979. He has worked at the Bank of Canada and taught at several Canadian universities. Warren is Economist in Residence, College of Management & Economics, University of Guelph, and he has served on advisory boards for the University of Guelph and the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. He has been a m...

William S. Osler

William S. Osler

Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions

Bennett Jones LLP

Will Osler is co-head of the firm's capital markets and mergers & acquisitions practice. He practices in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. He has significant experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, acting for both issuers and underwriters, as well as Canadia...

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew

Board Member of Canadians For a New Partnership

Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large”. He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg and the author of the Number 1 national bestseller "The Reason You Walk: A Memoir." Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commi...

Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt

Ambassador of Germany to Canada

Werner Wnendt was appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada in September 2012. Prior to assuming his present position, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Wnendt was Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, having previously completed an assignment as Senior Deputy Hi...

Wade Oosterman

Wade Oosterman

Group President

Bell Canada and BCE

As Group President of Bell Canada and BCE, Wade Oosterman leads Bell’s national wireless and wireline consumer and small business units and Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company. Mr. Oosterman also serves as Bell’s Chief Brand Officer. Under Mr. Oosterman’s leadership, Bell has moved to the forefront of Canadian wireless and delivered new competition and choice in residential broad...

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