Lawrence Bloomberg is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BloombergSen Investment Partners. A distinguished leader in the Canadian business community exemplified by Mr. Bloomberg’s award of the Order of Ontario in 2010 and the Order of Canada in 2011.
Mr. Bloomberg began his career with Nesbitt, Thomson and Company Ltd. in 1965 and in 1979 he founded First Marathon Inc. In 1999, First Marathon was bought by the National Bank of Canada and Mr. Bloomberg served as a Director of the Bank until 2016. In 2013 Mr. Bloomberg was inducted as an inaugural member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada’s Hall of Fame.
His leadership in the formative development of Canadian business includes serving as a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the C.D. Howe Institute, and the Investment Dealers Association, and as Director of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has been a long time member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Chief Executives Organization and recently served as a Director of this global organization.
The breadth of his engagement and support for research, education, healthcare and culture reflects his belief in Canadian values and confidence in next generation innovators. He is a founder and a past director of the MaRS Discovery District, Chair Emeritus of Mount Sinai Hospital, former director of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto International Film Festival, among others. In 2012, Mr. Bloomberg was appointed Chancellor of Ryerson University and served a six-year term. Mr. Bloomberg is also a member of the McGill Bicentennial Campaign Committee and a member of the Medicine Faculty Advancement Board.
As a dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Bloomberg and his family have advanced numerous generous gifts to support Canadian hospitals and universities. The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and the Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health at Mount Sinai Hospital are specifically noteworthy.
Mr. Bloomberg was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Toronto) in 2003 and is the 2004 recipient of the Who’s Who in Healthcare. He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.
Mr. Bloomberg is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a B. Comm. from Sir George Williams University and an MBA from McGill University, and has been awarded honorary doctorates from McGill University, Concordia University and the University of Toronto.