• Alumni Recognition Awards

    Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, PhD, CM and the Schulich community celebrated the outstanding achievements of four distinguished Schulich graduates at the

    Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards 2018
    Tuesday, March 6
    Schulich School of Business

    Master of Ceremonies: Kim Parlee (IMBA ’95), Vice President, TD Wealth, TD Bank Group; Host, MoneyTalk, BNN/CTV

    The Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards 2018 are generously supported by:
    Reception Patron: TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

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2018 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients

Studio Portrait photo of Jasper Cheung
Jasper Cheung (MBA ’90) for Outstanding Executive Leadership
studio portrait of Jane Rowe
S. Jane Rowe (MBA ’82), for Outstanding Progress and Achievement
studio portrait of Marianne Harris
M. Marianne Harris (MBA/JD ’83), for Outstanding Public Contribution
studio portrait of Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton (Hon LLD ’12), for Outstanding Contribution to the School









Outstanding Executive Leadership

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement, leadership and innovation in a global operation.

Jasper Cheung (MBA '90)

President, Amazon Japan, G.K.

Jasper Cheung joined Amazon after more than ten years of corporate finance experience for companies in Asia and North America. He began his Amazon career as Finance Director for Amazon.co.jp in December 2000, before becoming President of Amazon, K.K. in April 2001, and being named President of Amazon, G.K. in in May, 2016. Under his leadership, Amazon.co.jp has greatly expanded the selection and convenient services it offers to customers.

Prior to joining Amazon, Jasper served as Finance Manager for the Northeast Asia Health, Beauty, and Food & Beverage unit of Procter & Gamble. While at P&G he served as the Finance Manager for a number of Canadian and Japanese units and was Treasury and Sales Finance Manager for P&G Canada. Jasper began his career as an Airline Planning Officer at Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong.

Jasper received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ontario’s York University in 1990 and he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.

Outstanding Progress and Achievement

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding career potential and achieved early success and recognition in their field.

S. Jane Rowe (MBA '82)

Senior Managing Director & Head of Private Capital, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Jane Rowe is Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Capital at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Her group makes direct and fund private equity investments and had $26.6 billion in net assets at December 31, 2016. She sits on the Investments and Risk committees of the Plan and chairs the Investments Division Credit and Counterparty Committee. Ms. Rowe serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Ontario Teachers’ wholly-owned real estate subsidiary, Arterra Wines Canada (formerly known as Constellation Brands Canada) and Camelot Group PLC, the operator of the U.K. National Lottery.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers' in October 2010, she was Executive Vice-President, Special Accounts Management and Retail Credit Risk at Scotiabank. Previously, she held senior roles at Scotia Merchant Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc., Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation.

Ms. Rowe received a B.Comm (Hons) from Memorial University, her MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, and has ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, and serves on the Board of Governors at York University and the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Toronto and York Region.

Outstanding Public Contribution

Awarded to a graduate who has made a significant contribution to public life.

M. Marianne Harris (MBA/JD '83)

Chair, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

Marianne Harris is a Corporate Director, sitting on public and non-profit sector boards. She is a member of the Board of Directors of: Sun Life Financial Inc., Hydro One Limited, and Loblaw Companies Limited. Ms. Harris was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. Ms. Harris is also Chair of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). IIROC is the Canadian self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on the debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. In the non-profit sector Ms. Harris is a member of the Investment Committee for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation; a Director of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business and a Director of the Advisory Council for The Hennick Centre for Business and Law.

Ms. Harris has over three decades of investment banking, leadership and management experience. Ms. Harris’ leadership roles during her tenure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch include: Head of the Financial Institutions Group, Americas, based in New York; President Corporate and Investment Banking Merrill Lynch Canada, and Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group, Canada. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Ms. Harris was Head of the Financial Institutions Group at RBC Capital Markets where she was in investment banking for 16 years.

She has a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Outstanding Contribution to the Schulich School of Business

Awarded to a friend or graduate of Schulich who has contributed significantly to promoting the interests of the School through partnership, leadership and impact.

Dominic Barton (Hon LLD '12)

Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. In his 32 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrials. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004.

He is the Chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and a member of the boards of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

He serves on the board of FCLT Global (Focusing Capital on the Long Term), a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing practical tools and approaches that encourage long-term behaviours in business and investment decision-making.

Dominic has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. Dominic is a co-author, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002), the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007). a co-author, with Dezso Horvath and Matthias Kipping, of Reimagining Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a co-author, with Ram Charan and Dennis Carey, of Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018).

Dominic has received multiple awards for his business leadership and contributions to the communities in which he has lived and worked. In February 2013 Dominic received the Order of Civil Merit (Peony Medal) from former President Lee of South Korea and in August 2014 he was awarded the Singaporean Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore). He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Dominic is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

  • Past Award Recipients

    The Schulich School of Business Alumni Recognition Awards were established in 1992 to recognize the outstanding professional, personal and community achievements of graduates and friends of the Schulich School of Business.

    Outstanding Executive Leadership

    2018 Jasper Cheaung (MBA ’90)
    2017 Stephen J. Sadler (MBA ’79)
    2015 Ron Mock (MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’17)
    2014 Michael Cooper (MBA ’86)
    2013 Frank Vettese (BBA ’86, MBA ’91)
    2012 P. Thomas Jenkins (MBA ’87, Hon LLD ’15)
    2011 Ellis Jacob (MBA ’76)
    2008 Bharat B. Masrani (BBA `78, MBA`79, Hon LLD ’17)
    2007 Robert R. McEwen (MBA `78, Hon LLD`05)
    2005 Robert C. Krembil (MBA `71, Hon LLD`00)
    2004 Richard E. Waugh (MBA `74, Hon LLD`07)
    2001 Kathleen P. Taylor (MBA/JD `84, Hon LLD ’14)
    2000 W. David Wilson (MBA `70)
    1999 Edmund Hau Wah Ho (BBA `78)
    1998 H. Anthony Arrell (MBA `68, Hon LLD ’08)
    1997 Steven K. Hudson (BBA `81)
    1996 Alan G. McNally (MBA `69, Hon LLD`99)
    1995 John S. Hunkin (MBA `69, Hon LLD`04)
    1994 Sheelagh D. Whittaker (MBA `75)
    1993 Morris A. Perlis (MBA `72)
    1992 William A. Dimma (MBA `69, Hon LLD ’98)


    Outstanding Progress and Achievement

    2018 S. Jane Rowe (MBA ’82)
    2017 Stacey A. Mowbray (MBA ’88)
    2015 Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95)
    2014 John Ruffolo (BBA ’88)
    2013 Patrick Iaboni (BBA ’93, MBA ’94)
    2012 Craig Kielburger (EMBA ’09)
    2011 Denise M. Pickett (MBA ’90)
    2008 Roma R. Khanna (MBA `01)
    2007 Hana E. Zalzal (MBA `92)
    2005 James P. O’Sullivan (MBA/JD `90)
    2004 Grant E. Rasmussen (MBA `93)
    2001 Sheila A. Carroll (MBA `98)
    2001 Andrew K. Montgomery (MBA `98)
    2000 Sylvia Lien (IMBA `97)
    2000 Ron Tattum (MBA/JD `97)
    1999 Beth M. Waldman (MBA `96)
    1999 Rommie Bhutani (MBA `96)
    1998 Robert J. Gemmell (MBA/JD `83)
    1997 Dan A. Plashkes (MBA `83)
    1996 Paul G. Howes (MBA `84)
    1995 Terence G. Kawaja (MBA/JD`89)
    1994 Paul S. Alofs (MBA `83)
    1993 Janice P. Anderson (MBA `89)
    1992 Kimberley J. Gaynor (MBA `89)


    Outstanding Public Contribution

    2018 M. Marianne Harris (MBA/JD ’83)
    2017 Philip A. Taylor (MBA ’79)
    2014 J. Mark Lievonen (BBA ’79, MBA ’87)
    2013 Janice R. Fukakusa (MBA ’79, Hon LLD ’16)
    2012 Thomas Closson (MBA ’79)
    2011 Colleen M. Johnston (BBA ’82)
    2008 Richard D. Falconer (MBA `70)
    2007 Rose T. Reisman (MBA `85)
    2005 Carol A. Hansell (MBA/JD `86)
    2001 Patricia M. Campbell (MBA `88)
    2000 Anne L. Swarbrick (MBA `98)
    1999 Jacques F. Lagassé (MBA `69)
    1998 Carol A. Wilding (BBA `83)
    1997 Eileen A. Mercier (MBA `77, Hon LLD ’10)
    1996 Peter C. Maurice (MBA `70)
    1995 John (Jack) H. Yocom (MBA `70)
    1994 David L. Morton (MBA `68)
    1993 Julie A. White (MBA `84)
    1992 Carol Anne Letheren (MBA `77)


    Outstanding Contribution to the Schulich School of Business

    2018 Dominic Barton (Hon LLD ’12)
    2017 Jonathan Cheung (MBA ’73)
    2015 Schuyler M. (Skip) Sigel
    2014 Howard Lichtman (JD ’79, MBA ’82)
    2013 Bill Graham (MBA ’86)
    2012 Pam Laycock (MBA ’89)
    2011 Timothy Price (Hon LLD ’09)
    2008 Thomas H. Beechy
    2007 Ann Marie Yamamoto (MBA `83)
    2005 Gordon C. Shaw
    2004 Paul W. Tsaparis (MBA `84)
    2001 James G. Foy (MBA `67)
    2000 Ronald H. Farmer
    1999 Gregory C. Coutts (MBA `83)
    1999 Sashya D’Souza (MBA ’00)*
    1998 Eric Angelini (MBA/JD ’98)*
    1997 Marshall A. Cohen
    1996 George R. Gardiner (Hon LLD `82)
    1994 Elmer S. Phillips
    1993 Murray G. Ross (Hon DLitt ’71)
    1992 James M. Gillies (Hon LLD ’06)

    *Significant Student Contribution