Daryl Katz is one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. A lawyer by training, Daryl built what would become Canada’s second largest integrated pharmacy business from scratch. Contemporaneously, he built one of Canada’s largest privately-owned real estate development and ownership companies, acquired the Edmonton Oilers—one of the NHL’s most storied and valuable franchises—and forged a visionary agreement with the City of Edmonton for the development and operation of the award-winning Rogers Place sports and entertainment venue. By design, Rogers Place would become the catalyst for realizing Daryl’s vision for ICE District, one of the world’s most successful sports and entertainment-based mixed-use real estate developments. Most of Daryl’s current business enterprises are housed in OEG Inc., a North American leader in sports and entertainment, retail cannabis, hospitality and real estate.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Daryl graduated from the University of Alberta Law School and practiced briefly, before carving his own uniquely entrepreneurial path. In addition to his work as a visionary builder and business leader, Daryl Katz has made significant philanthropic contributions to education, at-risk youth and health care.
Daryl Katz was appointed by the Province of Alberta to serve as a director on the inaugural Board of Alberta Investment Management Co (AIMCO) from 2007 to 2013. Daryl is married to Edmonton native Renée Gouin and together they have two adult children.