Blake Goldring – Biography Hattie Williamson March 21, 2017 Business The Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management, Blake Charles Goldring is a business leader in Canada, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist as well. He is currently the CEO of AGF and has taken over there after his father. AGF is a Canadian based independent investment Management Company for industrial and retail investors and Blake Golding founded the Canadian Company in 2006. He is the chairman and the company brings the Canadian leaders together to support Canada military and their loved ones. Personal Life The eldest son of Barbara Goldring and C. Warren Goldring has lived in Toronto for many years, except for the duration of his MBA degree where he lived in France. Currently as well, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters. He did his schooling from St. Andrew’s Junior High and collegiate from York Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto. His further education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and then he moved on to France to study MBA at INSEAD. His other certifications and qualifications include Chartered Financial Analyst earned in 1996 and a degree in Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2008 from the Royal Military College. During his graduation in the fourth year at Victoria College, he was elected as the national vice president of AIESEC for the economics and commerce division led by students. Later he moved to Mc Grill University as President where he finished his undergraduate course as well. He was also a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. CAREER Right after his education at INSEAD, he joined Bank of Montreal and worked for them in their International and corporate banking sectors. In 1987, he moved to join AGF, the company founded by his father where he joined them as an Analyst for their Japanese Investment portfolio. Contribution towards Community: In 1996 Blake Golding got connected with The Royal Regiment of Canada and from 2006 to 2011, he became the Honorary Colonel of The Royal Regiment of Canada which lead to him being recognized as Canada’s first ever Honorary Colonel for the Canadian army. During his association with The Royal Regiment of Canada, he founded his company, Canada Company: Many ways to serve in 2006. It was started with a vision of connecting many Canadian Business leaders to support the Canadian Military. Apart from this, he also works at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as the chair of board, vice-chair at Toronto Symphony Orchestra and he is also a director of the Canadian Film Centre. He is currently part of the alumni community at The University of Toronto. Recognitions: He was also the chair of the World War I Commemoration Committee of University of Toronto. Member at board of governors of Toronto Club, in 2003, he became a part of AIESEC at Canada’s hall of fame. AWARDS: In 2009, he received University of Toronto‘s Arbor Award, followed by Meritorious Service Medal that he received for his support to the Canadian military, in 2011, he was honored for his contributions towards society and in 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.