General Sessions Speaker – Monday – 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Paul Soubry, ICD.D, joined NFI as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. Mr. Soubry holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the executive development program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Soubry has a sales, marketing, business development and operations background in businesses held by both trade and private equity owners, with substantial experience in business transformations and LEAN operational practices.
Prior to joining NFI, Mr. Soubry worked for StandardAero for 24 years where he held a variety of increasingly senior positions including being named President in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Mr. Soubry currently serves on the board of True North Sports and Entertainment Limited/Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. In 2003, Mr. Soubry was named one of the recipients of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” award, was inducted in the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Hall of Fame in 2014, and was recognized as Canada’s 2016 CEO of the Year by the Financial Post and awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2022. Mr. Soubry is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.