International Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards (IDEA)
IDEA – the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award – is awarded annually by the University of Manitoba to an outstanding Global entrepreneur. Hosted by the Associates of the Asper School of Business, leaders from across Canada and around the world meet in Winnipeg to honour a business executive who has achieved international stature and made an exemplary contribution to the economic life of Canada or the world at large.

2020 Idea Recipient - Dr. Ernest Rady

The 2020 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recipient is alumnus Dr. Ernest Rady, Winnipeg-born international entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist.

Dr. Ernest Rady joins previous distinguished IDEA recipients including Sir Richard Branson, Stu Clark, Paul Desmarais Sr., David Foster, A. Linda Hasenfratz, Akio Morita, Ross Perot, Heather Reisman & Gerald Schwartz, Dame Anita Roddick, David Thomson, Prem Watsa, Arianna Huffington, and the 2019 recipient, Dr. Hartley Richardson.

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