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CEO Talk with Cyril Leeder

November 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal are excited to host a special edition of CEO Talk with Cyril Leeder, newly announced President and CEO of the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, November 7 at Kinaxis! Ever want to peek inside the mind of a CEO? Network with Ottawa’s business community, reconnect with your Ottawa Senators, and hear from their CEO about his role, the future of the team, and so much more.

Cyril Leeder, President and CEO, Ottawa Senators

Cyril Leeder returned to Senators Sports & Entertainment on Sept. 22, 2023, when he was named president and chief executive officer. Leeder joined the Senators after spending five years as the first-ever CEO of the Myers Automotive Group where he presided over the operations and long-term strategies for the Ottawa-based company, including 17 dealership locations and close to 1,000 employees.

Prior to his time with Myers, Leeder had a decorated career with the Senators. He served as president from 2009 to 2017; he previously served as chief operating officer of the Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre and has been with the organization since its return to the NHL in 1992.

Born and raised in Brockville, Ont., Leeder graduated from McMaster University with a bachelor of commerce degree, summa cum laude. He then articled with the accounting firm of Clarkson Gordon (now EY) in Ottawa, where he obtained his chartered accountant’s designation. He was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in July 2009, the highest designation with the Institute. In 1984 he went to work for Ottawa entrepreneur Bruce Firestone. While working with Firestone, Leeder held a number of positions and responsibilities within the organization until he was named president in 1987 and served as chief executive officer from 1988 to 1992. On Dec. 6, 1990, the NHL Board of Governors awarded an NHL franchise to the group led by Firestone, Leeder and colleague Randy Sexton. The announcement coincided with the birth of the modern day Senators.


Single Ticket: 

Ottawa Board of Trade Member: $75 +HST

Non-Member: $95 +HST

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November 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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