Ron Mannix, OC, AOE, B.Comm, LLD (Hon) is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, sportsman, and family man. He is also the founder of Coril Holdings Ltd., a company involved in global investments; railroad equipment and service business; real estate ownership and advisory services; and integrative health services, principally located in Canada.

The roots of the family business date back to 1898 and have included heavy construction; engineering; coal mining; oil and gas production and pipelining; railroad construction; maintenance and equipment manufacturing; real estate; ranching; and venture capital activities. Mr. Mannix is
a Member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and its Entrepreneurs' Circle. He is Chairman, Shareholder and a Director of Coril Holdings Ltd., as well as numerous other family businesses. In addition to being a Member of the Max Bell Foundation, he is a founder, Member and a Director of the National Music Centre Foundation.

He is a former Director of the Bank of Montreal (22 years), Canfor Corporation (7 years), Manalta Coal Ltd. (23 years), Pembina Corporation (20 years), and The Coal Association of Canada. Mr. Mannix was a Director, Member and former Chairman of Carthy Foundation, Max Bell Foundation, Scripps Foundation International Board (La Jolla,California), the Calgary International Organ Festival and Competition, and the Cantos Music Foundation.

"The Emerging Leaders' Dialogues continues the leadership training that has grown out of the Governor General's Conference as well as the Commonwealth Study Conference. In today's world it's more important than ever to provide leaders with a broad perspective of global markets, technology and culture. They must be into a lifetime of learning especially around AI and new technology as this transforms the world. I support this important initiative and wish it every success."