Dominic D’Alessandro was appointed to Suncor’s Board of Directors in November 2009. He is chair of the governance committee and a member of the audit committee.
Mr. D’Alessandro was president and chief executive officer of Manulife Financial Corporation from 1994 to 2009. Prior to this appointment he held a number of executive positions with financial institutions, an international engineering firm and a public practice accounting firm. He is currently a director of CGI Group Inc.
For his business accomplishments, Mr. D’Alessandro was named CEO of the Year in 2002 and recognized as Canada’s Most Respected CEO in 2004. In 2008 he was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame.
Mr. D’Alessandro is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been appointed as a Commendatore of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2009, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and in 2005 was granted the Horatio Alger Award for community leadership.
Mr. D’Alessandro is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants and holds a bachelor of science from Concordia University in Montreal. He has also been awarded honourary doctorates from York University, the University of Ottawa, Ryerson University and Concordia University.