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International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

In 1983, the University of Manitoba, its Faculty of Management (now the I. H. Asper School of Business) and the Associates established the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award to honour a business executive who had achieved outstanding entrepreneurial success and who had made an exemplary contribution to economic life.

The award provides an opportunity for the business and academic communities to honour an individual who meets the exacting criteria and who would be recognized by students in the School as a successful entrepreneur.

The recipient of the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award is honoured at a formal dinner that is held annually in June in Winnipeg where they are presented with a five-ounce pure gold medal, especially designed for the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  
IDEA 2014
 
The 2014 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award
was presented at the RBC Convention Centre - Winnipeg on May 26th to

 
Linda Hasenfratz
Linda Hasenfratz
Chief Executive Officer
Linamar Corporation

Please see the formal announcement HERE for recipient biography.

For Corporate Partnership Opportunity details click: HERE.

Thank you to our confirmed 2014 Corporate Partners!
(To view partner web-sites, you may need to right-click and select "open-link", depending on your Internet settings.)

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Past IDEA Recipients
1984
Albert D. Cohen, O.C.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gendis Inc.
Winnipeg, Canada
1985
Paul Desmarais, C.C.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation
Montreal, Canada
1986
Jim Pattison, O.C.
Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer Pattison Group of Companies
Vancouver, Canada
1987
Akio Morita
Honourary Chairman
and Co-Founder of Sony Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
 
 
 
 
1988
Ross Perot

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Ross Perot Group
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1989
Sir John Egan

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar, plc
London, England
1990
Ronald Southern, C.M., M.B.E.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd., and Chairman of Canadian Utilities Limited
Calgary, Canada
1991
Thomas J. Bata, C.C.

Chairman, Bata Limited
Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
1992
George A. Cohon, O.C.

Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
Toronto, Canada
1993
Dwayne O. Andreas

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Archer Daniels Midland Company
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A.
1994
Roberto C. Goizueta

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
1995
Richard Branson

Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group of Companies
London, England
 
 
 
 
1996
W. Galen Weston, O.C.

Chairman and President George Weston Limited
Toronto, Canada
1997
Israel Asper, O.C., Q.C.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Winnipeg, Canada
1998
Laurent Beaudoin C.C., O.Q.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bombardier Inc.
Montreal, Canada
1999
Isadore Sharp, O.C.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
2000
Li Ka-shing

Chairman, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, and Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Hong Kong
2001
Edward Rogers, O.C.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Communications Inc.
Toronto, Canada
2002
Martha Stewart

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
New York, NY, U.S.A.
2003
Heather Reisman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Indigo Books and Music Inc. and
Gerald W. Schwartz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Onex Corporation
Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
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2004
Howard Schultz

Chairman and Chief Global Strategist Starbucks Coffee Company
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
2005
Stephen A. Jarislowsky

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jarislowsky Fraser & Company Ltd.
Montreal, Canada
2006
Dame Anita Roddick

Founder, The Body Shop
London, England
2007
Dominic D'Alessandro
President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Financial
Toronto, Canada
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2008
Peter Munk

Founder and Chairman, Barrick Gold Corporation,
Canada
2009
Jim Balsillie
Co-CEO Research In Motion,
Canada
2010
N. Murray Edwards
President,
Edco Financial Holdings Ltd.,
Canada
2011
Jim Sinegal
CEO and Co-Founder, Costco Wholesale Corporation





2012 
Stu Clark
 Philanthropist and
Entrepreneur


2013
Chip Wilson
Founder & Chairman, Lululemon Athletica, Inc.





 




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