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Daniel Lamarre, Former Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Passionate about the world around him, Daniel’s enthusiasm sparks curiosity in others. As an advisor, he alleviates the fears business men and women have about operating on a global scale.

A natural storyteller, his best advice is usually delivered as a story from his rich personal experience. As he draws on his successes and failures, his preferred weapons of choice are laughter and humility.

As the former Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Daniel Lamarre is responsible for nurturing the delicate balance between the company’s global strategy (across five continents), its financial growth and stability, and the integrity of its culture and values. Among his greatest achievements include the execution of complex negotiations resulting in signed agreements with THE BEATLES and MICHAEL JACKSON’s estate.

In 2012 he collaborated on the creation of C2MTL Conference, a one-of-a-kind coming together, in Montreal, Canada, of the creative and business elite of the world. It is a platform for exploring creative answers to commercial questions. In line with his belief that without creativity, there is no commerce.

Daniel’s outlook is resolutely international, but his roots are firmly set in his tiny hometown of Grand-Mère, a small town located in the French part of Canada. This strong sense of self and values is fundamental to how Daniel does business, but is also a source of great personal satisfaction.

He has been honoured with Doctorates from McGill University, and his alma mater the University of Ottawa.