Jake Kerr

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John (Jake) Custance Kerr
Born (1944-09-21) September 21, 1944 (age 72)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Known for Chair and CEO of Lignum Ltd.
Awards Order of Canada
Order of British Columbia

John (Jake) Custance Kerr, CM OBC (born September 21, 1944) is a Canadian executive. He is the former Chair and CEO of Lignum Ltd., one of Canada’s largest privately held forest product companies.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1965 and a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967.

Since 1999, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Scotiabank.

In 2002, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his ability to bring together diverse interests" and having "served as Canada's lead negotiator in international trade talks".[1] In 1997, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia.