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A Who's Who of business leaders

As the only program of its kind in Canada, Canadian Dealmakers attracts an impressive array of judges. A committee of preeminent business leaders evaluate to what extent each candidate meets or exceeds the Awards' criteria.

The eminence of the Canadian Dealmakers program is largely due to the credibility of its judges. Below you will find the 2016 Canadian Dealmakers adjudication panel members:


Brent Belzberg
Senior Managing Partner, TorQuest Partners Inc.

Denyse Chicoyne
Board Director for TMX Group, Richelieu Hardware and Industrielle Alliance

George F.J. Gosbee
Chair & CEO, AltaCorp Capital Inc.

Donald R. Ingram
President & CEO, CamCar and Associates

Robert Kennedy
Dean, Ivey Business School at Western University

John H. McArthur
Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Gregory J. Smith
President & CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Frank Vettese
CEO, Deloitte

Derek Decloet
Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

Adjudication panel committee:

  • Charles Knight and Mark Jamrozinski, Deloitte
  • Jean Cumming, Lexpert
  • Kirk Falconer, Thomson Reuters


  • Maulik Shah, Deloitte
  • Logan Philp, Deloitte
  • Toivo Pajo, Deloitte