EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program Recognizes Canada’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

An impressive group of YPO members are among Canadian business leaders recognized by EY’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year® program for their vision, leadership, financial performance and entrepreneurial spirit. EY is YPO’s Strategic Learning Advisor.

For the past 32 years, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® program has recognized outstanding business leaders around the world.

Given the unique character of the different markets across Canada, nominations are divided across five regions. YPO member finalists made the list for the Ontario and Prairies programs. While awarded in different categories, including real estate, technology, consumer goods, and power and utilities, the common thread weaving through all the regional finalists is their ability to provide new business models and innovative solutions.

Congratulations to the following YPO members in the regional finalist list:

Ontario finalist (Enterprise Technology): Jahan Ali, Founder and CEO, mobileLIVE Inc., Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Ontario finalist (Business-to-Business Products and Services): Adam Belsher, CEO, Magnet Forensics Inc., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Ontario finalist (Power and Utilities, and Environment): Andrew Clark, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Spark Power Corp., Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Ontario finalist (Real Estate/Construction): Fred Losani, CEO, Losani Homes, Stoney Creek Ontario, Canada

Prairies finalist (Business-to-Consumer Products and Services): Jeff Thiesson, President, Dansons Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thiesson received the award along with his father Dan Danson and his brother Jordan Thiesson.

Prairies finalist (Real Estate/Construction): Denis Wiart, President and CEO, ONEC Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rola Tassabehji is a writer and content marketing specialist with background in global brand management experience at Unilever and higher education at INSEAD. She is passionate about sharing stories of accomplished business leaders and has been interviewing chief executives and thought leaders from around the world for the past eight years.