- Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
- 12.04.2011 - 30.11.-1
- To Be Determined - Toronto
- OEA Speaker Series
Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
Rebecca MacDonald is a founder and current Executive Chair of Just Energy Group, a Toronto based marketer of deregulated gas and electricity. Just Energy currently supplies more than 3,000,000 customers across Canada and the United States, having signed their first customer in 1997. Ms. MacDonald has been involved in the sale of deregulated natural gas and electricity for the past 25 years.
Just Energy has annual sales of over $2.7 billion, EBITDA of $242 million and currently pays out more than $171 million annually to its equity holders. Just Energy has recently expanded into two related businesses. Its JustGreen products offer customers an opportunity to reduce or eliminate their carbon footprint. The company has quickly grown to be the largest retailer of green electricity in North America. National Home Services is the fastest growing water heater sale and rental business in Canada. Just Energy trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol JE. The company went public in 2001 at a price of $2.50, currently trades at $15.00 and has increased its rate of distribution (now dividend) 29 times.
Ms. MacDonald was named Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for 2002 by Rotman School of Business. She was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Profit Magazine. She was named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2003. She was awarded the International Horatio Alger Award in 2009.
- To Be Determined
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