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.
Current Board Directorships
BAKERSTONE INTERNATIONAL, Chair of the Board of Directors | 2013 – Present
* BakerStone International, with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto, is an award-winning developer, marketer and distributor of pizza ovens and BBQ accessories to big-box retailers in over 15 countries.
TWC INTERNATIONAL, Chair of the Advisory Board | 2013 – Present
* TWC International is an independent, boutique Executive Search firm with global reach.
MACCABI CANADA, Board Director | 2014 – Present
* Maccabi Canada is not-for-profit organization which develops future community leaders through sport.
Past Board Directorships Include
MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC.
CANADA BREAD LIMITED
CANADA PACKERS INC.
COUNTRY STYLE FOOD SERVICES
MAPLE LEAF MILLS INTERNATIONAL
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS INC.
FRIENDS OF SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE | 2017- Present
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