Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #21 — Sarah Irving

A scion in the making

#21: Sarah Irving

EVP & Chief Brand Officer, Irving Oil

Why she matters: A scion in the making

Canada’s Richest People rank: #3

It’s been five years since Irving Oil had a member of the founding family in a senior role. The company went through two CEOs in that time. In June, it recruited Arthur Irving’s daughter Sarah to the C-suite. She’s appeared at the announcement of a $200-million maintenance project to a major refinery and launched several brand and charitable partnerships. Her ascent and public-facing role may mark the start of a succession plan.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #20 David Thomson
▼ #22 Galen G. Weston