Bob Singh Dhillon
Bob Dhillon Mr. Dhillon is the President and CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp. as well as the founder and largest shareholder. Mainstreet (TSX: MEQ) has achieved a 1,270% total return on investment from Sept 2013 - Sept 2014, making it Canada’s highest performance real estate company. Mainstreet’s assets are valued at over $1.5 billion, consisting of over 10,000 apartment units in Western Canada, and growing. Mr. Dhillon currently sits on the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Board, the biggest Canadian Crown corporation. Mr. Dhillon is the Honorary Consul General for Belize in Canada. He owns a private 3,000-acre island in Belize that he is developing into a world-class tourist resort. Mr. Dhillon is also the author of the published book ‘Business and Retirement Guide to Belize’.
Mr. Dhillon is the owner of National Payments, a Visa and MasterCard approved Merchant Processing business involved with the financial services industry.
Mr. Dhillon completed his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1998. He currently sits on the Entrepreneur Advisory Council for the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Some of Mr. Dhillon’s notable achievements include:
- Recipient of the Sikh Awards (London, UK) 2016 Business Man of the Year
- Recipient of the India Centre of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg 2016 Lifetime Achievement award
- Recipient of the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Prairies Real Estate and Construction category
- Recognized as one of the 2015 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners
- Recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Recognition by Alberta Venture magazine as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People
- Recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Indians in North America
- In 2009 he travelled with Prime Minister Stephen Harper as one of the official delegates on Mr. Harper’s official Trade Delegation to India; and accompanied His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, to India in 2014.
- In 2005 he received the Sikh Businessman of the Year; and was awarded the 2004 Businessman of the Year Award from the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Dhillon’s philanthropy includes:
- Establishing a Richard Ivey School of Business scholarship
- Donating $500,000 to the town of San Pedro, Belize
- Raising $60,000 for underprivileged children in San Pedro
- Donated free apartment suites to victims of the Fort McMurray and Slave Lake, Alberta fires