Blake C. Goldring is the Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited. He first joined AGF in 1987 and held a series of senior positions before being appointed President in 1997, CEO in 2000, and Chairman in 2006. Under his leadership, AGF has grown to be a premier independent investment management company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining AGF, he worked in corporate banking for a major Canadian bank.
Mr. Goldring sits on a number of private and not-for-profit boards and is the founder of Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve, a charitable, non-partisan organization created to connect business and community leaders with Canada’s military. Most recently, he served as the Chair of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Board of Directors from 2015 to 2019. Blake has received numerous honours in recognition of his personal and professional achievements. Most recently, in December 2018. he was named a Member of the Order of Canada – our Country’s second highest honour for merit. He was the first person to be named Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Army in 2011. Blake was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division) in 2009, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) for 12 years of service in 2017. He received the Order of the Diocese from the Anglican Diocese in Toronto in 2013, and the Award of Merit from B’Nai Brith in 2011. In 2014, he received the VIMY Award from the Conference of Defence Association (CDA) Institute.
He holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.