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David J. Kassie

Executive Chairman, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.


MBA 1979, Ivey Business School

David Kassie is Chairman of the Board of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. David was Principal, Chairman and CEO of Genuity Capital Markets [November 2004 to May 2010] at which time Genuity was acquired by Canaccord Genuity Financial. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC World Markets and the Vice Chairman of CIBC [from 1979 – 2004].

Mr. Kassie has extensive experience as an advisor, underwriter and principal. He sits on a number of corporate boards and is on The Advisory Board of Omers Ventures. Mr. Kassie is actively involved in community and charitable organizations and is on the Boards of the Ivey Business School, the Toronto International Film Festival Group and formerly on the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children.

Mr. Kassie holds a B.Comm. (Honours) in Economics from McGill University, 1977 and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, 1979.