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EY - Rebecca MacDonald

Rebecca MacDonald

Executive Chair
Just Energy Group

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003 Canada
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Judge
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Interview Preparation Coach
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014–16 Judges Chair

Rebecca MacDonald is the founder and current Executive Chair of Just Energy Group, a Toronto-based marketer of deregulated electricity, natural gas, green energy, solar and energy management solutions. Just Energy currently supplies more than 2 million customers across Canada, the US and the UK and has recently opened up operations in Germany.

Rebecca has been involved in the sale of deregulated natural gas and electricity for the past 25 years. She founded Just Energy in 1997 with the intention of building a substantial company that could go public, which Just Energy did in 2001.

Rebecca was named Canada’s top woman CEO for each of 2003 - 2007 by Profit magazine. She received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003 Canada Award, and she won the international Horatio Alger Award in 2009.

She founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She sits on the board of Canadian Pacific Railway and is involved in several charities.