Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #31 — Guy Laurence

Upending the telecommunications sector

Guy Laurence, President & CEO, Rogers Communications Inc.
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#31: Guy Laurence

President & CEO, Rogers Communications Inc.

Why he matters: Upending the telecommunications sector

Early in his tenure, Guy Laurence dismissed a regulatory complaint filed by a competitor as coming from “crybaby Bell.” The comment signalled that Laurence had no interest in following conventions. He’s led a massive transformation of Rogers (owner of Canadian Business), from its corporate structure to its wireless plans. He’s also struck strategic partnerships with Vice Media and Spotify, demonstrating a keen understanding of the new media landscape.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #30 Frank Giustra
▼ #32 Ed Clark