Jay Hennick is the Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and largest shareholder of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ -- CIGI and TSX -- CIGI.TO). Colliers International is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing commercial real estate service firms operating from more than 200 offices in 41 countries. Jay is also the Founder, Chairman and largest shareholder of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ -- FSV and TSX -- FSV.TO). FirstService Corporation is the largest manager of multi-family residential properties in North America and a leading provider of property services. In 1998, Jay received Canada's coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2001 was named Canada's CEO of the year by Canadian Business Magazine.
Before establishing FirstService, Jay obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Ottawa before embarking on a successful career as a corporate lawyer. In 2011, Jay received an Honorary Doctorate from York University and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa.
Jay currently serves as Immediate Past Chairman of Sinai Health System in Toronto and formerly was the Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He and his wife Barbara have also established the Hennick Family Foundation to support causes in health care and education including: (i) The Hennick Family Wellness Gallery at The Mount Sinai Hospital; (ii) The Hennick Centre of Business and Law, a joint program of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in Toronto; and (iii) The Jay Hennick JD - MBA Program at the University of Ottawa.