March 9, 2007 09:52 ET
Philip Olsson is a partner in K J Harrison & Partners Inc., a privately-held investment firm for private individuals. He has had a career of more than 30 years in finance, as an investor and investment and commercial banker, including Managing Director, Private Equity, at Altamira Investment Services Inc., where he restructured and oversaw Altamira's private equity functions.
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Prior to that he was Managing Director of Royal Bank Equity Partners Limited, the Royal Bank Financial Group's merchant banking unit, and, before that, was Vice Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities, Canada's largest investment bank.
Mr. Olsson holds BA and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and studied monetary economics as a postgraduate at the London School of Economics. He holds a CBV designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.
He has long been active in community and civic affairs on behalf of such organizations as the United Way, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Shaw Festival and Trout Unlimited.
He was appointed to the LCBO Board as Vice Chair in June, 2004, became Acting Chair and Chief Executive Officer on February 6, 2006, and was appointed Chair for a five-year term ending in March 2012.
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