Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, O. C.
Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
Lawrence Tanenbaum co-founded the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health System. A strong proponent and generous supporter of medical research in Canada, he is actively involved with numerous healthcare and charitable organizations at the local and national levels.
Lawrence has extensive experience as an operating executive and private equity investor, having been involved in heavy civil engineering, construction and road building over a period of 40 years.
As Chairman of Kilmer Capital, he invests and oversees a multitude of businesses in diverse fields. Lawrence spearheaded the acquisition of the Toronto Raptors basketball franchise and the Air Canada Centre, and is the Chair of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. whose Board he chairs. He serves as a Governor of the NBA, the NHL and Major League Soccer and is as member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In recognition of his contributions in the areas of philanthropy, business and volunteerism, Lawrence was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. In 2012, Lawrence was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto.