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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
November 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence


CEO-in-Residence speaker series

At Laurier we pride ourselves in inspiring lives of leadership and purpose and we look to Canadian executives who lead their businesses with the qualities and characteristics of excellence that we seek to develop in our students.

The Laurier CEO In Residence is an appointed honour by the Dean of the School of Business & Economics, and has been developed to deliver a perspective to students beyond their studies and research in the classroom.

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 we welcome our 6th CEO, Robert L. Strickland (BBA '83),President ofFidelity Investments Canada ULC.We will be hosting a fireside chat with Rob in the Paul Martin Centre at 11;30 a.m. To register for the event, please visit

For more information contact Patrycja Gadomski-Cebo at or 519-884-0710 ext. 3280.

About Robert:
Robert Strickland is President of Fidelity Investments Canada ULC (FIC). Fidelity Investments Canada is part of Pyramis Global Advisors, a unit of the Boston-based Fidelity Investments organization. Pyramis, with approximately $214 billion in assets under management as at June 30, 2014, focuses on investment products and solutions for institutional customers.

Mr. Strickland joined FIC in 2003 as Executive Vice-President and Head of Fidelity Advisor Sales. He was appointed to his current position in March 2005.

Mr. Strickland started in the industry in 1984. Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Strickland held a number of senior positions with TD Bank Financial Group, including president, TD Waterhouse Financial Planning; chief operating officer, Tokyo-Mitsubishi TD Waterhouse Securities Co. in Tokyo; and president, TD Evergreen.


BBA - Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business and Economics, 1983
MBA - McMaster University, 1987