Chairman and CEO of Roy-L Capital Corporation honoured by Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year® program
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Ernst & Young is proud to honour Joseph
L. Rotman, Chairman and CEO of Roy-L Capital Corporation, with the
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award for
his significant accomplishments as a truly game-changing entrepreneur.
He will receive the honour at a Toronto gala on October 10.
"Celebrating individuals who have made outstanding contributions as
entrepreneurs throughout their lifetime is what our Entrepreneur Of The
Year program is all about," says Colleen McMorrow, National and Ontario
Director of Entrepreneur Of The Year. "Joe's ingenuity, hard work and
philanthropy have helped him to create and nurture successful
businesses and health science organizations for decades."
Joe began his entrepreneurial career in 1962. A difference maker, he has
used his business acumen to shape and transform healthcare, education
and the arts. He has been the founder, benefactor and member of many
successful organizations, including Clairvest Group Inc., Tarragon Oil
and Gas, Geocrude Energy, PanCana Resources, PanCana Minerals, Embassy
Resources, the Rotman Research Institute and the Rotman School of
Management. His accomplishments were recognized in 1995 with the Order
of Canada, the highest honour bestowed to Canadian citizens.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Lifetime Achievement Award is
about more than just recognition. It's about moral philanthropy. It
celebrates the kind of public mentorship needed to continually renew
Canada's business ecosystem by spotlighting business and community
leadership at the highest level.
"Joe exemplifies the entrepreneur's pioneering spirit. His contributions
to the educational community and Canadian economy serve as inspiration
and example to the next generation of entrepreneurs," says McMorrow.
"His generosity has changed the face of the Canadian life sciences
About Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement Award
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious
business award for entrepreneurs. It honours the visionary Canadians
who innovate, create jobs, generate wealth and invest in the well-being
of communities from coast to coast. In addition to naming industry and
specialty category winners and the overall regional Entrepreneur Of The
Year, Ernst & Young presents a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award
honours a distinguished, renowned business leader who, during their
lifetime, has made a lasting impact on Canadian business and the
Past recipients of the Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award include Ted
Rogers (2008), Wallace McCain (2007), Gerald Schwartz (2005), Isadore
Sharp (2003), Edwin Mirvish (2002), Thomas and Sonja Bata (2001), and
Frank Stronach (2000).
For ticket information about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Ontario Awards
Gala, please contact Katelyn Jarosz at 416 941 1810.
For more information on the program, FAQs, and key dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
This year's national program sponsors are National Post, La Presse and RDI.
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