Canada’s Next Generation of Business Leaders

These entrepreneurs, executives, public servants, financiers and investors are changing the way we do business and defining the future for all of us

 
Written by PROFIT Staff

Bardish Chagger

Bardish Chagger

Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Government of Canada

Crafting policy to help small businesses grow

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Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

CEO & Co-founder, Hyasynth Bio

Bringing the benefits of marijuana to the masses

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Dax Dasilva

Dax Dasilva

CEO, Lightspeed

Making in-store shopping a better experience

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Jade Raymond

Jade Raymond

Group General Manager, VP Visceral, Motive Studios and Star Wars, Electronic Arts

Hitting “start” on an AAA gaming franchise—again

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Nicole Vernkindt

Nicole Verkindt

CEO, OMX

Simplifying government contract compliance

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Andrew Shepherd

Andrew Shepherd

Founder, Vancouver Island Salt Co.

Cooking up a new national niche category

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Isha Datar

Isha Datar

CEO, New Harvest

Reinventing the way meat is made

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Suhuyini Abudulai

Suhuyini Abudulai

Associate, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Making a complex area of law easier to understand

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Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal

CEO, Thinx

Building a business by breaking taboos

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Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson

Founder, StopGap Foundation

Making Main Street more accessible

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Jordan Boesch

Jordan Boesch

CEO, 7shifts

Pioneering a new tech ecosystem on the Prairies

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Scott Burrows

Scott Burrows

CFO, Pembina Pipeline

Bringing youthful thinking to an old industry

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Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin

Co-founder, Ethereum

Developing the blockchain future of business

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Jessica Ching

Jessica Ching

CEO & Co-founder, Eve Medical

Removing a major barrier to women’s health care

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Lindsay Cook

Lindsay Cook

Senior Director, Global Marketing, Joe Fresh

Crafting a global brand for Canada’s fast-fashion label

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Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

COO & Co-Founder, Sequence Bio

Improving healthcare with genetic data

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Alex Gillis

Alex Gillis

CEO & Co-founder, Bitness.io

Inspiring teenage entrepreneurs to build real businesses

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Katherine Hague

Katherine Hague

CEO & Founder, Female Funders

Leading the way for a new kind of angel investor

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Sarah Hashem

Sarah Hashem

Director, Programs, Futurpreneur

Helping young entrepreneurs grow from side-hustle to real businesses

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Don Iveson

Don Iveson

Mayor, City of Edmonton

Rebranding North America’s most underestimated city

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Angela Tran Kingyens

Angela Tran Kingyens

Associate, Version One Ventures

Funding the next generation of Canadian startups

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Victoria Lennox

Victoria Lennox

CEO & Co-founder, Startup Canada

Supporting entrepreneurship in communities large and small

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Ted Livingston

Ted Livingston

CEO, Kik

Building the next once-a-decade technology platform

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Michael Litt

Michael Litt

CEO, Vidyard

Giving voice to the challenges of Canada’s tech startups

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Christian Lunny

Christian Lunny

CCO & Founding Partner, Dash

Bringing small-city thrift to the ad business

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Manjit Minhas

Manjit Minhas

CEO & Co-founder, Minhas Brewery & Distillery

Building an empire with staying power

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Kendal Netmaker

Kendal Netmaker

Founder, Neechie Gear

Building a business that gives back

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Karamdeep Nijjar

Karamdeep Nijjar

Partner, iNovia Capital

Enabling Canada’s category-winning startups

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Sarah Prevette

Sarah Prevette

CEO & Founder, Future Design School

Training the next generation of problem solvers

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Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Associate Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Revealing the truth about our 24-7 work world

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Michelle Rempel

Michelle Rempel

Member of Parliament

Starting crucial conversations about women in the workplace

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Paul Saguil

Paul Saguil

Counsel, TD Bank Financial Group

Making the legal profession more inclusive

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Chakameh Shafii

Chakameh Shafii

CEO & Co-founder, TranQool

Making mental health help accessible and affordable

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Hamed Shahbazi

Hamed Shahbazi

CEO & Founder, TIO Networks

Making fintech work by furthering financial inclusion

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András Tilcsik

András Tilcsik

Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Training the next generation of managers to avoid catastrophe

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Rhiannon Traill

Rhiannon Traill

CEO, Economic Club of Canada

Commanding the most powerful stage in Canadian business

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Shelby Walsh

Shelby Walsh

President, Trend Hunter

Helping big companies stay current

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Brian Wong

Brian Wong

CEO, Kiip

Showing entrepreneurial hopefuls the cheat code to success

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