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The Lazaridis School CEO-in-Residence is an appointed honour by the dean of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics to help give students a perspective beyond their studies. One CEO-in-Residence is appointed each year to deliver a public keynote address, and meet with students and faculty.

At the Lazaridis School, we aim to inspire lives of leadership and purpose, and so we look to Canadian executives who lead their businesses with the qualities and characteristics of excellence that we seek to develop in our students. Our alumni are making an incredible difference in the world, and we are honoured that many of our CEOs-in-Residence are Lazaridis School alumni.

2019 CEO-in-Residence

On Wednesday, March 6th, David Meyers, President and CEO of Iceberg Vodka Corporation and Lazaridis BBA ’81 grad, will be joining us at 2:30 p.m. in the Lazaridis Hall Atrium to share his experience over the years with Tylenol, Maple Leaf Foods and Mount Gay Distilleries.  His talk will focus on the issues and crisis management process with a focus on the role of ethics in business.

Event Details

  • Date: March 6, 2019
  • Start time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Lazaridis Hall Atrium, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Register today

About David Meyers

David Meyers is the President and CEO of Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation, which is the only Canadian owned and operated national vodka brand. David has significant international experience in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean in senior management roles in general management, brand marketing, sales management and corporate development.

David’s experience includes being Managing Director/CEO of Moët Hennessy UK – a division of LVMH, responsible for world class brands such as Dom Pérignon, Krug, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Glenmorangie and Hennessy amongst others. Prior to joining Moët Hennessy UK, Mr. Meyers spent nearly 10 years with the Remy Cointreau Group initially leading Mount Gay Distilleries in Barbados and then subsequently in New York as President & CEO of Remy’s US distribution company. He has extensive marketing and sales experience in the food industry with Campbell’s and Maple Leaf Foods, and health industry with Johnson & Johnson on the Tylenol brand. During his career, David has demonstrated a passion for quality brand marketing and sales, as well as in transforming team environments with his energy, vision and motivational skills.

Mr. Meyers, a Canadian, has a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is married with two sons and a daughter. His interests include travel, fitness, horticulture, sailing and sharing great wine and spirits with family and friends.

Past CEOs-in-Residence