Daniel Lamarre

Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

As Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Daniel Lamarre is in charge of strengthening existing key partnerships and driving new growth projects for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. After 20 years of building the organization, he transitioned into his current role on Dec. 1, 2021, adding valuable expertise, and a strong Quebec presence, to the Board of Directors. For the last two decades, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel was in charge of strategy at both the business development and operations level. He also led the rebirth of Cirque du Soleil in 2021 and saw to the organization’s financial sustainability and the perpetuation of its culture and values.

Maintaining the fine balance between the company’s overall strategy, stability, and financial growth, as well as the integrity of its culture and corporate values. With close to 20 years as head of Cirque Du Soleil Entertainment Group, Daniel spearheaded the company’s transformation into the global live entertainment leader that it is today. Fascinated with the world around him, Daniel’s greatest strength is his knack for finding the right solutions and positive outcomes for everyone involved, thanks to his heightened sensitivity and unifying leadership. His exceptional talent for global business development is key to his long career in creation and innovation.

He has always been personally active in various charitable organizations. Whether they benefit the youth, arts, or education, his devotion extends beyond philanthropy. To this day, he contributes his heart and expertise to various boards of directors. Daniel has received honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts, from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and from the Université du Québec. In 2018, he was proudly appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Daniel will be speaking on Monday, January 10 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. PST.

“Driving Innovation with Purpose – How to Make an Impact Through Creative Leadership.”