Dominic D’Alessandro was the President and CEO of Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial. He was appointed to this position in January of 1994, and served in the role until 2009, when he was succeeded by Donald Guloien.
In 2003, D’Alessandro was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was later named ‘Canada’s Most Respected CEO’ in 2004, and has also been given the title ‘Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year.’
Stephen Harper, the then Prime Minister of Canada, named D’Alessandro to the Advisory Committee on the Public Service of Canada in 2006, and later appointed him to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s North American Competitiveness Council.
D’Alessandro was honored with several other awards and titles as well, including the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba, the Canadian Business Leader Award from the Alberta School of Business, an Honourary Doctorate from York University, a Horatio Alger Award, a Special Lifetime Management Achievement Award, a Loyola Medal, the University of Toronto’s Arbour Award, and an Honourary Doctorate from Concrodia University.