Lewis Rose – Early Life & Education

Lewis Rose was raised in South Africa and was educated in Cape Town at Sea Point Boys’ High School, where he was elected Head Prefect and Captain of the First Rugby XV. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1981 from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada where he was President of the Commerce Students Association and a member of the Varsity Blues Rugby team.

In Toronto, he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Coopers & Lybrand, now PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario since 1983, and has completed further education courses at Harvard University, including the Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Executive Program.

Lewis is a graduate of the University of Toronto/Rotman School of Management Directors’ Education Program and holds the ICD.D certification as a certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada, 2011. He received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2012.

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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.

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*Also Board Director