Darren Entwistle

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Darren Entwistle
Born 1962 (age 53–54)
Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater Concordia University
McGill University
University of Toronto
Known for President and CEO of TELUS

Darren Entwistle (born 1962) [1] is a Canadian businessman, president and chief executive officer of TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company.[2]

Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000[3] and shortly after initiated the company’s wireless and data growth strategy with the $6.6 billion purchase of Clearnet, one of the largest acquisitions in Canadian telecommunications history.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec,[5] Entwistle received a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Concordia University, an MBA (Finance) from the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management and a diploma in Network Engineering from the University of Toronto.[6]

Career[edit]

Before joining TELUS, Entwistle spent seven years as an executive at Cable & Wireless in the United Kingdom- including being named president in 1999. Under Entwistle’s decade-long incumbency as CEO, TELUS has nearly doubled in size, from $5.7 billion in annual revenue to $10.9 billion.[7] He has spent 30 years in the telecommunications industry. Entwistle is on a number of boards, including the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, George Weston Limited and the Canadian Board Diversity Council. He has also sat on the boards of TD Bank Financial Group, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Leading Edge Endowment Fund. Darren also served as Chair of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Capital Campaign and was a Director for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games bid committee.[8]

Professional recognition[edit]

TELUS recognition (partial list)[edit]

  • July 2007 - Named to Business Week's 2007 Info Tech 100.[24]
  • November 2008 - Eighth straight year and only North American telco named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.[25]
  • July 2008 - Recipient of Information Technology Association of Canada Corporate IT Hero Award.[26]
  • January 2009 - One of nine Canadian companies across all sectors to be named among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World by Corporate Knights.[27]
  • October 2009 - Recognized one of as Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2010.[28]
  • April 2010 - Named most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.[29]
  • February 2011 - Named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Maclean's, recognizing the nation’s leaders in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.[30]
  • December 2012 - Received inaugural Volunteer's Award for Business Leadership from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lori Bamber. "On the Line with Darren Entwistle". BCBusiness. 
  2. ^ Telus CEO made $14 billion last year TELUS reports fourth quarter 2012 results and announces financial targets for 2013
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Telus and Clearnet Merge - The Canadian Encyclopedia
  5. ^ Elizabeth Lumley (2008). Canadian Who's Who 2008: Volume 43. 
  6. ^ "McGill University: Darren Entwistle, Governor". Globe and Mail. 
  7. ^ "TELUS reports fourth quarter 2012 results and announces financial targets for 2013". 
  8. ^ "Capital Campaign Chair Announced". 
  9. ^ The Governor General of Canada > Honours > Find a Recipient
  10. ^ Event: 27th Annual Management Achievement Awards
  11. ^ http://www.thecrossbordergroup.com/pages/1918/2008+Awards+roundup.stm
  12. ^ http://www.bcachievement.com/community/recipient.php?id=223
  13. ^ http://www.canada.com/news/person/darren-entwistle-0x7100b/topic_videos.html#video7
  14. ^ http://www.business.ualberta.ca/About/CanadianBusinessLeaderAward.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.giving.ualberta.ca/en/InnovativeLeaders/PastPresentations/DarrenEntwistle.aspx
  16. ^ TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle honoured with Fraser Institute' s T. Patrick Boyle Founder' s Award | Fraser Institute
  17. ^ [2]
  18. ^ [3]
  19. ^ [4]
  20. ^ [5]
  21. ^ Honorary Degree Citation - Darren Entwistle | Concordia University Archives
  22. ^ http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2013/05/darren-entwistle/
  23. ^ http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/GraduationConvocation/Honorary-Degrees.aspx/
  24. ^ The Info Tech 100 - Businessweek
  25. ^ Abstract wins homebuilding gold
  26. ^ Telus takes home corporate IT Hero award - Page 1 - IT Women - IT Workplace
  27. ^ WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  28. ^ MTS, SaskTel and TELUS make Canada's Top 100 Employers list | MobileSyrup.com
  29. ^ Government of Canada Congratulates TELUS on Philanthropic Award - Industry Canada Site
  30. ^ TELUS Corporation | Diversity | Eluta.ca
  31. ^ [6]

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