Founder & Executive Chairman
K2 Pure Solutions
David is Founder and Executive Chairman of K2 Pure Solutions which manufactures water purification and disinfection products using safe, environmentally sustainable technology.
In 1995 David acquired controlling interest in KIK Corporation and turned it into North America’s largest manufacturer of retailer and national brand consumer products in the household, personal care and over-the-counter drug categories. Under his leadership the company expanded from one to 23 manufacturing facilities employing 4,000 people, and sales climbed from $16 million to over $1.3 billion in 12 years.
KIK was twice recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and in 2002 David led the company through one of the year’s largest and most successful income fund public offerings, forming KCP Income Fund. In 2001 David was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, and in 2002 he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Canadian manufacturing sector.
In May 2007 David led the sale of KCP (KIK) for $804 million. Later that year he was acknowledged by the B’nai Brith Foundation with its annual Award of Merit. In January 2013 the Right Honourable Stephen Harper awarded David the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a commemorative medal celebrating significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
David is also a partner of METROPIA, one of Canada’s leading residential real estate development companies, as well as a partner with Liberty Entertainment Group, a developer and marketer of numerous landmark establishments and restaurants in North America.
David is currently Co-Chair of the board of directors at Sinai Health Foundation. He also serves on boards for several organizations including The Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Trust, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center and Bellisio Foods.
Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking
BMO Financial Group
Cameron Fowler is the Group Head, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking. In this position he is accountable for the overall business results for the Canadian personal and commercial banking business.
This includes business and sales strategies for the bank’s Canadian banking and North American retail and small business payments businesses, and ensuring appropriate governance and risk management frameworks and controls are in place across the group. Mr. Fowler also has accountability for BMO’s digital, mobile, contact centre and physical channels across North America.
A member of the BMO Financial Group Executive Committee, Mr. Fowler joined the company in January 2009 as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy and Marketing. Most recently Mr. Fowler was Executive Vice President, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the bank’s customer segments, physical and virtual channels and all product areas including payments and cards. He was appointed to his current role in February 2014.
Prior to joining BMO Mr. Fowler was the Managing Director & Head, Barclays Wealth International with Barclays in London (UK). He also held various senior positions within Barclays, Delano Technology Corporation and Braxton/Deloitte Consulting and served as a policy advisor for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Ontario.
Mr. Fowler is Chair of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association. He is also a member of the board of directors of CivicAction and is the 2016 Honorary Chair of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. In 2010 Mr. Fowler was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. He has a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University and received his MBA from the London Business School at the University of London (UK).
Senior Managing Director & Chairman, Global Investment Committee
Mark Wiseman is a senior advisor to the Board of Directors of CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), a role he will serve until September 5, 2016. Prior to this Mark was President and CEO of CPPIB from 2012 to 2016. He will be joining BlackRock Inc. as a senior investment leader in the fall.
Mark joined the CPP Investment Board in June 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice President, Private Investments. He was later named Executive Vice President, Investments and responsible for managing all of the investment activities of the CPP Investment Board – public market, private and real estate investments.
Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board Mark was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously Mark was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly-traded Canadian merchant bank, and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell practicing in New York and Paris. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2004 to 2007 Mark was Chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, a non-profit organization committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry.
Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mark holds a BA from Queen’s University and a law degree and MBA from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University where he obtained a Master of Laws degree and is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
In 2006 Mark was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations including the Capital Markets Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Right to Play International. He was the United Way Toronto Campaign Chair for 2015 and is a past chairman of Youth Without Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless youth.