Louie elected board chair

Feb 21, 2002, vol.23, no.4
By Diane Luckow



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Longtime B.C. business leader Brandt Louie was elected the new chair of the SFU board of governors at the board's January meeting. Louie takes over from Evaleen Jaager Roy who has served as chair since 1999.

Louie is president of H.Y. Louie Co. and chairman and chief executive officer of London Drugs. He holds positions with a number of high-profile organizations in B.C. including the Vancouver Board of Trade, the B.C. Business Council and the Vancouver Hospital Foundation.

Louie personally leads London Drugs' charity committee which oversees the company's corporate contributions to health and wellness organizations, medical research, education and the arts.

Four new members were appointed to the board by the government to replace four members who are departing the board. They are: Steve Hilbert, Grace Kwok, Patrice Pratt, and Francesco Zumpano.

The new members are:
    Peter Eng, chair of the Allied Holdings Group of Companies and director of the Burnaby Mountain Community Corp.Nezhat Khosrowshahi is the founding partner of the Inwest Group of Companies. John Cowperthwaite, recently retired managing partner for Ernst & Young chartered accountants and a former member of SFU's faculty of business external advisory board.Dr. Saida Rasul, an orthodontist and a director of the United Way for the Lower Mainland.

William (Bill) Rowe, Jack Kowarsky and Roy will continue as government-appointed board members.

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