He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and of Shepell.fgi, one of North America’s leading providers of B2B health and productivity solutions. Active in his community, Rod is the Chair of the Boards of CivicAction and the Telus Toronto Community Board and a member of the board of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). He is a member of the board of Discovery Air Inc. and a member of the Global Advisory Board and Chair of Afiniti Canada.
Rod was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and later was chosen as one of the “Best of the Best” on the 10th anniversary of the award. He is a winner of the Canadian Venture Capital Association, Deal of the Year Award in the Private Equity Category and was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment headquartered in Toronto.
Rod is a graduate of the MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a BA with Honors in Political Science and English from Western University. He is a graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation ICD.D.
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