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For the second year in a row, The Globe and Mail hosted a virtual presentation for its annual CEO of the Year awards program – an indicator of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the constraints, however, there was still much to celebrate as Report on Business magazine honoured five chief executives in five unique categories for their achievements in 2021. The presentation also marked the start of a new era for ROB magazine as it welcomed its new editor, Dawn Calleja, to the helm as host.
All five CEO of the Year winners participated in one-on-one interviews with members of The Globe’s award-winning newsroom as part of the webcast, and discussed the challenges they faced during an unprecedented year in business. The presentation also honoured this year’s overall CEO of the Year award winner, Keith Creel, who as chief executive officer of Canadian Pacific Railway orchestrated the company’s pending takeover of Kansas City Southern railway. The impact of the deal, once complete, is outlined in ROB magazine’s latest issue, which is available now.
To read The Globe’s profiles of the five category-winning CEOs for 2021, as featured in the latest issue of the magazine, check out the stories below, and to hear more from each winner, keep scrolling for playback of the 2021 CEO of the Year webcast.
- Corporate Citizen of the Year: Mohamad Fakih, Paramount Fine Foods
- Global Visionary of the Year: Rami Atallah, Ssense
- New CEO of the Year: Rebecca McKillican, McKesson Canada
- Innovator of the Year: Carl Hansen, AbCellera Biologics
- Strategist of the Year: Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific Railway