Murad Al-Katib (BComm’94), President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (Photo: Submitted)

The Globe and Mail report on business announces Canada's top five CEOs of 2020

Murad Al-Katib (BComm’94), President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. awarded Innovator of the Year.

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business today announced Canada’s top leaders of 2020 as part of its annual CEO of the Year award feature. The five CEOs represent the best of Canadian corporate leadership, innovation, vision, and responsibility. 

“These five CEOs have offered strong leadership through an extraordinary year,” says James Cowan, editor of Report on Business Magazine. “We’re pleased to celebrate their accomplishments and to share their stories and insights with Globe readers.”

The five winning CEOs are:

Corporate Citizen of the Year: Dave McKay, President and CEO, RBC

Awarded to a CEO whose personal leadership exemplifies the idea that businesses can do well by doing good. This leader’s decisions have made his/her company an excellent corporate citizen via its environmental, social, advocacy, community and/or other corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Global Visionary of the Year: Sean Boyd, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Awarded to a CEO who has successfully expanded the scope of his or her organization beyond Canada’s borders. The winner demonstrates an exceptional understanding of international commerce and shrewd eye for choosing markets, establishing timelines and forging the connections needed to build a global brand.

Innovator of the Year: Murad Al-Katib (BComm’94), President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. 

Awarded to a CEO whose vision and guidance has been instrumental in the successful creation and commercialization of a truly disruptive product or service, and/or who has pioneered a groundbreaking way of doing business.

New CEO of the Year: Christy Wyatt, President and CEO, Absolute Software

Recognizing a CEO with less than three years of tenure in his or her current role, who has had a significant impact on the company and its strategy

Strategist of the Year: Dr. Ajay K. Virmani President and CEO, Cargojet

Awarded to a CEO whose bold decisions have materially changed and improved the strategic position of his or her business.

Read full article at https://theglobeandmail.com.

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