Recognizing the 500 most influential business leaders in British Columbia
BC500 features business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.’s communities, industries and economy.
They are visionaries, innovators and trailblazers. They embody the values of modern leadership: engagement, trust, corporate citizenship, inclusion and innovation. Some of them are household names; some of them are well known within their industries. All of them influence life and business in British Columbia.
SECTIONS /Board members, chief financial officers, chief information and technology officers, chief ...
SECTIONS /Accounting, business consultants, business insurance, law and staffing and ...
SECTIONS /Banking, investment and wealth management and private equity, venture capital and hedge ...
SECTIONS /Architecture and design, construction and engineering, real estate development and ...
SECTIONS /Agriculture, cannabis, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, mining and oil and gas.
SECTIONS /Technology leaders, and leaders in biotech and life sciences, cleantech, fintech and health ...
SECTIONS /Labour, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and ports and shipping.
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SECTIONS /Digital media, film and television, marketing, public and media relations, media and ...
SECTIONS /Hospitality and hoteliers, sports and recreation, and tourism and travel.
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SECTIONS /Retail executives who lead retail businesses and locations.
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SECTIONS /Chefs and restaurateurs, food and beverage and wineries.
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SECTIONS /Colleges and universities, health-care executives, and non-profit foundations and ...
SECTIONS /Crown corporations, economic development, economists, analysts and researchers, policy and ...
SECTIONS /Living legends: 13 individuals who have left their mark on British Columbia's ...
C-Suite and Board
Law – Commercial
Law – Employment
Law – ESG
Law – Indigenous Rights
Law – Managing Partners
Staffing and Employment
Banking and Finance
Investments and Wealth Management
Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Funds
Architecture and Design
Commercial and Industrial
Construction and Engineering
Residential Development and Investment
Urban Planning and Design
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Oil and Gas
Biotech and Life Sciences
Tech Leaders – Anchors
Tech Leaders – Champions
Tech Leaders – Innovators
Logistics and Transportation
Ports and Shipping
Art and Media
Film and Television
Marketing Public and Media Relations
Media and Entertainment
Sport and Tourism
Hospitality and Hoteliers
Sports and Recreation
Tourism and Travel
Food and Wine
Chefs and Restaurateurs
Food and Beverage
Education, Healthcare and Non-profits
Colleges and Universities
Non-Profit Foundations and Organizations
Public Sector and Economy
Economists Analysts and Researchers
Policy and Advocacy
How we did it
Selecting the inaugural BC500 cohort was a challenging and time-intensive task.
The process was editorially driven and based on input from BIV’s editorial team, months of research and in-depth conversations with stakeholders. BIV began by identifying sectors that are important and relevant to British Columbia’s economy. These were separated into more than 50 categories. Our team then researched prominent companies, organizations and individuals within those categories.
This year’s BC500 cohort were selected after evaluating a wide range of factors, including achievement within an organization or sector, professional contributions, peer recognition, awards and other recognitions, board appointments, community and political engagement, philanthropy and non-profit work, and more. Currently elected politicians are excluded from the list, with the exception of Indigenous political leaders, many of whom are directly responsible for economic development initiatives and the management of corporate and business entities.
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