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Donald L. Triggs Chair in International Business

Donald Triggs
Photo: Paul Mayne, Western News

In 1993, Donald Triggs partnered with Alan Jackson to co-found Jackson-Triggs, which grew to become the most powerful wine brand in Canada. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Vincor International Inc., the company that produced Jackson-Triggs wine, until June 9, 2006.

Following the sale of Vincor, the Ivey Business School alumnus successfully developed and launched Culmina Family Estate Winery, an ultra-premium wine estate in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, with his wife Elaine and daughter Sara. He currently serves as its co-proprietor and principal.

Donald Triggs received an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Western University Convocation held on June 12, 2018.


Donald L. Triggs Chair in International Business

The Donald L. Triggs Chair in International Business was established in 2007 by Ivey alumnus Donald Triggs. It aims to support the development of innovative research and teaching materials that broaden the dissemination of Ivey’s unique international business teaching and research programs. The Chair holder is among the top faculty positions at Ivey and is responsible for conducting teaching and research programs which enable the School to distinguish itself in Canada as the primary source of relevant, applied world-class research in international business. The current Chair holder is Professor Paul W. Beamish.

The Chair is responsible for organizing the annual Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business for students, alumni and faculty on a topic related to international business. Past events include:

The Human and Machines Partnership and the Next Arms Race for Global Industry Leadership (2018)

Idris Mootee, CEO and co-founder of Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation firm, discussed the opportunities for business in our AI future.

The Secret Formula of Coca-Cola: Think Outside the Bottle! (2016)

Highlights of the presentation by Bill Schultz, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada.

Services Shift: The Next Wave of Globalization (2014)

Former Ivey Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy explains why businesses need to think about the opportunities beyond their country’s boundaries.

The War for Talent in China (2012)

Associate Dean of Ivey Asia Jan De Silva discusses the workforce demands in China.

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