February 9, 2021

The Institute of Corporate Directors Announces 2021 Fellowship Award Recipients

The Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD”) today announced that the following four senior corporate leaders are the recipients of this year’s ICD Fellowship Award recipients:

Isabelle Courville
Chair, Canadian Pacific Railways
Chair, HR Committee, SNC-Lavalin
Director, Veolia Environment, IGOPP

Dr. James (Jim) D. Fleck, CC, BA, DBA, LLD, DSL
Past Chair and Director of various public, private, non-profit, and government boards

Harold (Hal) Kvisle, P.Eng, MBA, FCAE
Chair of Finning International, ARC Resources
Director of Cenovus Energy

Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.
Chair of CIBC, CAE
Chair of the Governance Committee, Telus

The ICD Fellowship designation is the highest distinction the ICD confers on corporate directors. It was established in 1997 to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian enterprises and not-for-profit organizations through their governance leadership in Canadian boardrooms.

According to Rahul Bhardwaj, ICD President and CEO, since the outbreak of the pandemic, Canada’s corporate directors have experienced a significant increase in expectations of corporations with respect to their impact on society, and more broadly, the planet. “Fulfilling these expectations starts with best-in-class governance,” he says.

“The ICD is honoured to recognize the achievements of these four accomplished directors who not only meet, but exceed these expectations.”

The governance muscle of organizations has been put to the test like never before. True to form, boards and directors across the country have risen to the challenge

Nominated by their peers, the Inductees are reviewed by a Selection Committee that includes highly respected individuals from Canada’s director community. In addition to demonstrated leadership on the boards on which they serve, other contributions to excellence in governance are considered, such as thought leadership, and education and mentorship activities.

These honourees now bear the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellow designation (F.ICD). They join a prestigious group of exemplary directors, who together demonstrate leadership in line with the ICD's mission to improve trust and confidence in Canadian organizations.

About the ICD

The Institute of Corporate Directors is a not-for-profit, member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and Crown sectors. The ICD has nearly 15,000 members and 11 Chapters across Canada and fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership. ICD members across all sectors of the economy oversee well in excess of $1 trillion in market capitalization and institutions that impact the lives of virtually every Canadian.

Media Contacts

Annie Smith
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
M: 416.768.7711
Email: ASmith@icd.ca

Prasanthi Vasanthakumar
Manager, Communications
Email: PVasanthakumar@icd.ca

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