Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #42 — Wes Hall

Navigates high-stakes boardroom battles

Wes Hall, Founder & CEO, Kingsdale Shareholder Services
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#42: Wes Hall

Founder & CEO, Kingsdale Shareholder Services

Why he matters: Navigates high-stakes boardroom battles

“Activism is a new asset class,” Wes Hall has been known to say. He’s one of the primary beneficiaries of that trend. Hall’s firm has helped some of the business world’s highest-profile companies and activists through raucous shareholder disputes, even representing Pershing Square Capital in its epic battle to install Hunter Harrison at CP. Hall’s clients, which include Suncor and BHP Billiton, are becoming increasingly global as he expands operations around the world.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #41 Kirstine Stewart
▼ #43 Marc-André Blanchard