Willard J. L'Heureux QC, a Canadian and a lawyer by profession, is an investor in early stage companies in Canada and Europe. Previously a partner at Torys LLP in Toronto and a senior executive and director of numerous public companies in Canada and Europe, he was President and CEO of Trizec Corporation Ltd of Calgary, and President of Hees International Corporation of Toronto (now a part of Brookfield Asset Management Ltd) in the 1980’s and 90’s. He was then President and CEO of TriGranit Development Corporation, headquartered in Budapest and developing office buildings and shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. L’Heureux returned to Canada in 2003.
A long-time community supporter, Mr. L'Heureux has been Chairman of Special Olympics Canada and Ontario, a director of numerous charitable organizations, and a Governor of the University of Toronto. For his contributions to amateur sport, particularly with the intellectually disabled, he has received the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals (in 2002 and 2012) plus numerous awards for volunteerism in Canada. He is currently Executive Chairman of A’Postrophe Capital Partners Ltd, a private investment company and non-Executive Chairman of Bristol Gate Capital Partners Ltd., a fund management company, both based in Toronto.