Vice-Chairman, Kilmer Developments
Ken Tanenbaum is Chairman of Kilmer Developments, the entity leading the renewal and 50 year concession operations of the 23 ONroute Highway Service Centres, in partnership with HMS Host, as well as the design, finance and construction of the 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village project in partnership with Dream; he is Chairman of ONGOCO, which is developing the food & beverage concession for the GO Transit regional rail system; he is the Chairman of West Village Partners, the joint venture company developing the 72 acre lakefront community in Port Credit; and, he is the Founder and Chairman of the Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund, which is committed to creating value by remediating and repositioning contaminated land.
Ken joined KVN’s wholly owned subsidiary, The Warren Paving and Materials Group in 1991 and, following the merger of this business with Lafarge in 2000, served with the combined entity on its Executive Team and as President of concrete producer Innocon before returning to KVN in 2006.
He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Ken has a long history of senior volunteer leadership with many organizations, including UJA Federation, Mount Sinai Hospital, MADD Canada, Evergreen, University of Toronto, Penn Institute for Urban Research, CivicAction and Upper Canada College. He is an active member of YPO, is a recipient of the Canadian Urban Institute’s “Brownie Award”, U of T’s “Arbor Award”, and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
Ken is passionate about the promise of Canada and is committed to aligning his business interests with building healthy cities and vibrant communities.