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ChairmanCanaccord Genuity Group Inc.
David Kassie has been Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. since May 2010 and was Chairman and CEO from April to October 2015. David was Principal, Chairman and CEO of Genuity Capital Markets (November 2004 to May 2010) at which time Genuity was acquired by Canaccord Financial. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC World Markets and the Vice-Chairman of CIBC (1979 to 2004).
Mr. Kassie has extensive experience as an advisor, underwriter and principal. He sits on a number of corporate boards. Mr. Kassie is actively involved in community and charitable organizations and is a Director and former Chairman of Baycrest Health Sciences, Chairman of Baycrest’s commercialization activities and was formerly on the boards of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, SickKids and the Ivey School of Business.
Mr. Kassie holds a B.Comm. (Honours) in Economics from McGill University, 1977 and an MBA from Western University, 1979.
Mr. Kassie was a member of the McGill Redbirds (recently renamed) Varsity Basketball Team from 1972 to 1977 and was inducted into the McGill Basketball Wall of Honour in 2013.
Mr. Kassie has been entertaining (not always intentionally) classmates, teammates, colleagues, clients, friends and family with his unusual sense of humour for nearly 60 years.