Director Experience

Lewis Rose has been a Director since 1987 on Boards of global publicly-traded and private enterprises in multiple industries, as well as not-for-profit Boards. He has 30 years of senior leadership experience with several blue chip North American businesses including Maple Leaf Foods and Alliance Atlantis, having been a former CEO or President and Board Director in the consumer packaged goods, technology, food manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. He has directed successful Strategic Transformations for both entrepreneurial and established businesses in declining and rapidly growing industries. He is also a CPA and former CFO, having led the domestic and cross- border fund raising, JV and IPO listing activities of over 25 mergers and acquisitions.

Lewis Rose has a proven track record in regulated industries where corporate governance, risk management and disciplined investment are critical; in the technology industry where a culture of innovation is key; and in capital intensive industries where low cost and sustainable operations are essential for profitable growth. He also understands capital markets and investment banking, having worked in Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Treasury and Operations management at CIBC Wood Gundy for 4 years.

With strong background in finance, strategy and operations, he has the experience and willingness to Chair Audit Committees. Lewis Rose holds the ICD.D designation as a certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada.

As Board Director and as CEO, Lewis Rose developed a track record of achieving growth in shareholder value and rapid turn-around results through his core areas of expertise : effective business evaluation, redefined corporate strategies and aligned stakeholder commitment. He is a proponent of world class management teams and innovation as differentiators to power growth in both declining and expanding industries.

Board Directorship Experience Includes

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. – Multi-national food processor – Director, 8 years
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS INC. – International filmed entertainment and broadcaster – Director, 4 years
CRYPTOLOGIC INC. – Global software developer – Director, 5 years
CANADA BREAD LIMITED – National fresh and frozen bread manufacturer – Director, 8 years
BAKERSTONE INTERNATIONAL  Developer and global marketer of consumer goods – Chair of the Board of Directors, 5 years
TWC INTERNATIONAL – Executive recruiting firm – Chair of Advisory Board, 7 years
COUNTRY STYLE FOOD SERVICES – National retail coffee/baked goods franchisor – Director, 8 years
CANADA PACKERS INC. – National diversified meats and agribusiness; predecessor to Maple Leaf Foods Inc. – Director, 1 year
MAPLE LEAF MILLS INTERNATIONAL – International trading and flour milling – Director, 8 years  

Charitable Activities

FRIENDS OF SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE | 2017– Present
Promotes freedom, democracy and human rights. Provide counsel on policy and process – FSWC Senate
MACCABI CANADA | 2014 – Present
National not-for-profit organization which develops future community leaders through sport – Member

Brief Bio

 

Lewis Rose

Strategic and Entrepreneurial Board Director and Chief Executive of Businesses in Transition

 

History of leading successful Strategic Transformations of businesses in transition via rapid financial and operational Turnarounds in multiple industries – from reinvigorating established $3 billion businesses with 20,000 employees to swiftly scaling smaller high-growth companies.

South African born, Canadian businessman with 30 years of diverse Board of Director and C-suite leadership experience in both private and publicly-traded enterprises with global operations, including blue chip companies such as Maple Leaf Foods, Alliance Atlantis Communications and CryptoLogic Inc., and also headed the Turnaround Management Practice of Farber Financial Group.

Experienced in software development/technology, consumer packaged goods, food manufacturing and distribution, financial services, agriculture, and media and entertainment industries.

Brief History

*Board Director