EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

2016 National award winners

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2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Murad Al-Katib
President and Chief Executive Officer
AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

EY - Murad Al-Katib Canada’s 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national award winner


2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winners

  • Pacific
    Dr. Allen Eaves | STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
  • Ontario
    Steven K. Hudson | Element Financial Corporation
  • Quebec
    Gilbert Rozon | Just for Laughs
  • Atlantic
    David Ford and Andrew Steeves | BioScript Pharmacy Ltd.

Across Canada, there were 201 finalists, 66 award winners, 3 Family Business of Excellence recipients, and 3 Social Entrepreneur Special Citation recipients. The 201 finalists employ more than 41,000 people in Canada and have combined revenues of over $16 billion.

Meet the regional finalists:
Pacific  |  Prairies  |  Ontario  |  Quebec  |  Atlantic

2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national special citation award recipients

The national judges awarded five entrepreneurs, who were regional category winners from across Canada, for their outstanding work with reference to specific attributes, including leadership, growth, disruption, and marketing excellence. The full list of special citation award recipients is below.


David Cape
Groupe Marcelle | Special citation for Multi-generational Leadership
www.groupemarcelle.com  |  Twitter: @MarcelleTweete
A Canadian leader in the research, development, production and marketing of cosmetic and skincare products.

Sébastien Moreau Rodeo FX | Special citation for Global Industry Leadership
www.rodeofx.com  |  Twitter: @FXRodeo
Provides award-winning, world-class visual effects services to clients in cinema, television and advertising.


Carinne Chambers
Diva International Inc. | Special citation for Industry Disruptor
www.divacup.com  |  Twitter: @TheDivaCup
Designs and manufactures The DivaCup, a renowned healthy, sustainable feminine hygiene product.


Dan Sly
Right Choice Camps & Catering Ltd.| Special citation for Growth Leader
Right Choice Camps & Catering Ltd. offers turnkey remote modular workforce accommodations including catering and housekeeping to the resource and remote industries within Western Canada.


Elana Rosenfeld
Kicking Horse Coffee | Special citation for Marketing and Branding Excellence
www.kickinghorsecoffee.com  |  Twitter: @KckngHrseCoffee
Organic fair trade coffee roaster, offering the best coffees from exotic destinations around the world, roasted in the freshest air with precision equipment.