Lawrence Bloomberg, C.M., O. Ont.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of BloombergSen Inc.
Lawrence Bloomberg is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of BloombergSen Inc., Director of the National Bank of Canada and an Advisor to National Bank Financial. He founded First Marathon Inc. in 1979, which was bought by the National Bank in 1999.
His many community activities include past Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital and past Director of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto International Film Festival and Past Chair United Jewish Appeal Campaign. He is also a Director of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Director of United Jewish Federation and is a Founder and Director of MaRS.
In 2010 Lawrence was awarded the Order of Ontario and in 2012 he received the Order of Canada. He is also a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, and an Inaugural Inductee to the IIAC Investments Industry Hall of Fame.
Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Sir George Williams University and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University. He is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Concordia University and the University of Toronto.