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International Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award

September 17, 2020 | Ritz-Carlton | Toronto, ON

Our International Business Leader Awards (Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement) were established in 1992 to recognize business executives from Canadian companies whose visionary corporate leadership has allowed their company to develop a strong, competitive Canadian presence in global markets. In addition to the honorees’ professional achievements, all recipients have demonstrated generous philanthropic endeavours.

Our Lifetime Achievement recipient is the Hon. Henry Newton Rowell “Hal” Jackman. Mr. Jackman spent his life building a financial services empire, including The Empire Life Insurance Company, The National Trust Company and Dominion of Canada General Insurance. Today E-L Financial remains one of the country’s largest investment and insurance holding companies. Mr. Jackman is not only known for his distinguished career in business and politics, as the 25th lieutenant governor of Ontario, but for his ongoing dedication to public service and his lifelong support of the arts and education. His work has earned him the titles of Officer of the Order of Canada and Member of the Order of Ontario as well as the recipient of 10 honorary doctorates.

For more information on this event, please contact Megan McElwain at or at 416.868.6415 (3228).