Executive Chair, Just Energy Group, Inc., Canada
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
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Global Alumni Council 2018
Rebecca MacDonald is the founder and current Executive Chair of Just Energy Group, a leading retail energy provider specializing in electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions, and renewable energy options. With an international footprint, Just Energy operates in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Ireland and Japan, and it has a base of 4.1 million residential customer equivalents. The company serves residential and commercial customers, providing homes and businesses with a broad range of energy management solutions.
Rebecca has been involved in the sale of deregulated natural gas and electricity for more than 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 through 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. Rebecca also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Victoria, British Columbia in 2011. She further founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and is involved in several charities. She currently sits on the Board of Canadian Pacific Railway.