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Ian O. Ihnatowycz

Ian O. Ihnatowycz
  • Co-chair, The RCM Founders

President and CEO, First Generation Capital Inc.

Ian Ihnatowycz, B.Sc., M.B.A., C.F.A., C.Dir., is President and CEO of First Generation Capital Inc., a private investment holding company. Formerly, Mr. Ihnatowycz was Founder, President and CEO of Acuity Investment Management Inc. and Acuity Funds Ltd. Under his leadership, Acuity was the first Canadian advisor to the UN on the integration of environmental, social and governance factors within investment management and grew to combined assets of over $7.5B.

Mr. Ihnatowycz has been an active community leader and fundraiser, is Chairman of Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and serves on the boards of numerous organizations including Kardium Inc., WellBox Inc., Real Imaging Ltd., Fulcrum Management Solutions Ltd., Ikomed Technologies and the Royal Conservatory of Music; and is a member of the Ivey Advisory Board, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership Advisory Board of the Ivey Business School and the Investment Advisory Committee of Imperial Capital Acquisition Fund V and VI.

Honorary distinctions: Mr. Ihnatowycz was named a Chevalier of the Order of Merit, 3rd Class, by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2017, has received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University (2012), an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich (2009) and is a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music (2007).