Jonathan Bloomberg
Sanjay Sen
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Chairman of Board of Directors

photo_LawrenceBloomberg.jpgLawrence S. Bloomberg is a Director of the National Bank of Canada and is currently an Advisor to National Bank Financial. He was formerly Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of National Bank Financial. From 1965 to 1974, Mr. Bloomberg worked at Nesbitt, Thomson and Company Ltd. where he became a Vice President and Director. From there, he moved to Pitfield, Mackay, Ross and Company Ltd. where he was also a Vice President and Director before founding First Marathon in 1979. In August 1999, First Marathon Inc., of which he was then President and Chief Executive Officer, was bought by the National Bank of Canada and merged with its brokerage arm Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion to create National Bank Financial. 

Some of Mr. Bloomberg’s many business activities have included: Member of Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Member of the C.D. Howe Institute; Board Member of Investment Dealers Association; and Member of Young Presidents Organization/Chief Executives Organization. 

His many community activities include: Chancellor of Ryerson University; immediate past Chairman of Mount Sinai Hospital of Toronto and past Chairman of its The Best Medicine fundraising campaign; past Co-Chairman of Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN); Director of MaRS (Medical and Related Sciences Discovery District) and Chairman of its Finance Committee; Director of the Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA); past Director of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, the Royal Ontario Museum and its Foundation, the Toronto International Film Festival and past Governor of Junior Achievement of Canada; Director of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Director of Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA); Member of the Investment Management Advisory Board of Concordia University and a founding member of its Faculty of Commerce and Administration Business Advisory Committee; and Honoree of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Lawrence Bloomberg is also Chair of the Heritage Dinner 2008. 

His philanthropic contributions have included the naming of The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and naming the Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg Center for Women's and Infants' Health at Mount Sinai Hospital. He made a significant donation to MARS as a member of its College of Founders; and endowed the Lawrence Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy at Concordia University. He sponsored the Lawrence Bloomberg Wing at the Schulich School of Business; as well as many substantial gifts to other institutions and campaigns. He was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Association of Professional Fundraisers in 2003 and is the 2004 recipient of the Who's Who in Healthcare, Management Category.

Mr. Bloomberg holds a B. Comm. from Sir George Williams University and a MBA from McGill University, and is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Concordia University. Mr. Bloomberg is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a recipient of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
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