Blake Charles Goldring is a well-known personality in Canada. He is the Chairman and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of AGF Management Limited, a leading Canadian-based independent investment management company serving institutional and retail investors since 1957 with operations in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.Under his governance, Blake Goldring Toronto has seen a tremendous rise in the business growth and has managed to grow its investor’s assets to nearly 35$ billion globally in the year 2015.
About his life and education
Blake Goldring is the second eldest child of C. Warren Goldring and Barbara Goldring. His schooling was from St. Andrew’s Junior High and York Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Graduated with honours degree in Economics from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, soon Blake in his fourth year of graduation became the National Vice President of student run community called AIESEC. Further for higher education he went to INSEAD, France to obtain MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree. He holds a designation in Chartered Financial Analyst. His education didn’t stop here; in 2008 he also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the royal military college. Later in the year 1984 he became the fellow of ICB (Institute of Canadian Bankers).
After completing his education, Goldring married Belinda and gave birth to three daughters. He with his family now lives in Toronto only. In his free time he spends time with his family and loves to play outdoor sports such as golf, tennis, and fishingas extra-curricular activities.
Before his chairmanship at AGF in 2006, Goldring was named President and Chief operating officer (CEO) at the AGF in 1997, three years later in the year 2000he was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Achievements and Awards
Blake Goldring has always been a meritorious student in his college and university. He has made major contributions to the University of Toronto throughout his student life. Goldring has become one of the most respected alumni leaders of his university. He was recognized as the true aspirant in building the gap between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canadian Society and for this he was the CAD institute named him the 2014 VIMY Award recipient.
Blake Goldring in his early years of life received the Canadian Investment Person of influence Award in the year 2007. Later, he was awarded Meritorious Service Medal in Military Division in 2009 and University of Toronto’s Arbor Award in 2009. In 2011, He won the B’Nai birth award of merit and at the same time became an Honorary Colonel of Canadian Army. In 2012, Blake Goldring was recognized as a Canadian Diversity Champion by Women of Influence. Goldring as a part of social activity founded a charitable organization called Canada Company: Many ways to support the men and women who serve in the Canadian Forces and their families. As a result, for this service he was appointed the first ever Honorary Colonel of the Army.