Advice based on highly successful experience

Donald Guloien: former President and CEO of Manulife Financial (parent of  John Hancock in the USA)

At Donald’s retirement in September 2017, Manulife had achieved:

  • A market cap in excess of $50 billion
  • A five-year Total Shareholder Return in excess of 20% versus 8% for the TSX index
  • In excess of $1 trillion in Assets Under Administration
  • Largest company in Canada, as ranked by both The Globe and Mail and The Financial Post
  • Ranking of #250 on the Fortune Global 500, and #137 on Forbes List of the World’s Biggest Public Companies
  • “One of the Best Places to  Work” by, an objective and anonymous survey of current and former employees
  • “One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures” in 2015, by Waterstone Human Capital
  • Ranking #1 Trusted Brand in Canada in the Insurance category, by the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, 2015
  • One-third of its business in Asia, one-third in the United States and one-third in Canada
  • More licences and broader geographic footprint in China than any other foreign competitor

Individual Recognition:

  • International Business Executive of the Year, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Highest Rated CEO’s in Canada by (all years since inception: 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Alumni of Influence Award, University College, 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Rotman School of Management, 2018
  • Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, University of Toronto, 2021

Other Experience:

  • Vice-Chair, Mayor of Shanghai’s Business Leaders’ Advisory Committee
  • Trustee, and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Sick Kids Hospital
  • Board Governor, Branksome Hall
  • Trustee, Banting Research Foundation
  • Former Chair, Stand Up for Kids Award Committee
  • Former Director and Member of Governance and Nominating Committee, Business Council of Canada
  • Former Board Member of The Geneva Association
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Aid Society Foundation
  • Former Member of the Governing Council, University of Toronto
  • Member, World Presidents’ Organization ( and former YPO member since 1994)

Irene Boychuk (Guloien): Highly Successful Human Resources Executive, Apple Computer and Toronto Stock Exchange

Irene had an outstanding career in the Human Resources industry, at an very early age becoming the lead Human Resources executive for Apple Canada, and then the Toronto Stock Exchange.  She left the industry in 2003 in order to raise their children, but continues to be one of the world’s best eyes for talent, fit, culture, executive coaching, compensation and benefits.

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