W. Galen Weston

Chairman Emeritus at George Weston Limited

W. Galen Weston

W. Galen Weston

Chairman Emeritus at George Weston Limited

Overview
Career Highlights

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
NEXT Canada
Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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1116

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1940 - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Age

81

Number of Awards

12

Estimated Net Worth

$9.5B

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at George Weston Limited

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Sumarria, Inc.

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Founder at The Ireland Fund of Canada

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Professional at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Former Creative Director at Selfridges Group Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Associated British Foods Plc

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Oshawa Group Ltd.

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Professor Emeritus at University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

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President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC at Catalyst, Inc.

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Vice President, Canadian Division at International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc.

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Chairman Emeritus at George Weston Limited
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

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Former Creative Director at Selfridges Group Ltd.

Selfridges Group Ltd. provides luxury shopping services. It operates a lifestyle store, department stores, and fashion and beauty stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Galway, Ireland; fashion and lifestyle stores in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto, Canada; and department stores in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The company was founded by Galen G. Weston in 1971 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

Education
Graduate

The University of Western Ontario, which is commonly referred to among Canadian universities as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.

M.B.A.

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

B.A.

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

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Current

Order of Canada is a nonprofit company headquartered in Ottawa, ON, Canada, specializing in civic, social, and fraternal associations.

Career History
Chairman Emeritus
Current

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Through our portfolio of store formats, we are committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet their everyday household demands. We are known for the quality, innovation and value of our food offering. We offer Canada's strongest control label program, including the unique President's Choice, no name and Joe Fresh brands. In addition, we provide customers with President's Choice Financial services and offer the PC points loyalty program. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees. This makes us one of Canada’s largest private-sector employers. We are committed to being socially responsible by respecting the environment, sourcing with integrity, making a positive difference in our community, reflecting our nation’s diversity and being a great place to work.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1976 - 2006

Loblaws, Inc. operates supermarket stores. It offers cosmetics, fragrance and gifts, and hair care products. The firm has stores in Kanata, Kingston, Lindsay, London, Markham, Milton, and Mississauga. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Non-Executive Director
1964 - 2011

Associated British Foods Plc engages in the business of manufacturing and trading of consumer goods. It operates through the following business segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients and Retail. The Grocery segment produces beverages, sweeteners, vegetable oils, bread, baked goods, cereals, herbs and spices, and meat products. The Sugar segment processes and markets sugar beet and sugar cane. The Agriculture segment produces and distributes animal feeds. The Ingredients segment manufactures bakers' yeast, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and bakery ingredients. The Retail segment sells clothes and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail stores. The company was founded in November 1935 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

President of the Board
Prior

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is a Canadian private company located in Toronto, ON, that organizes and promotes indoor agricultural and equestrian shows. Charlie Johnstone has been the CEO of the firm since 2015.The company says this about itself: Since 1922, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (\"The Royal\") has celebrated excellence in agriculture, food and equine sport. Every year in November, more than 300,000 guests visit The Royal, which is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. Held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, The Royal showcases Canada's leaders in agricultural, food, and equine excellence.

Chairman
Prior

The Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Pearson College UWC) is one of twelve United World Colleges (UWC) around the world. It is named after the late Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson, winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize, and early supporter of the College. The mission of the UWC movement and of the school is to "make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future". The college follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, covering the final year of high school and a pre-university year for up to 100 students a year hailing from nearly 90 countries.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$7,500 - $15K
2006

Sesame Workshop develops educational content for television, radio, and magazines. The company produces the Emmy Award-winning children's show Sesame Street. It was founded in 1968 by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd N. Morrisett and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$10K - $25K
2005

Council of the Americas, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which engages in the management of professional membership organization. It aims to promote economic and social development, open markets, rule of law, and democracy. The firm is composed of companies representing the sectors of banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation. The company was founded by David Rockefeller Sr. in 1965 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #133
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #44
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #116
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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