Derek Burney, president and CEO of
has been recognized as one of Canada’s top business leaders. The 39-year-old biz
whiz was named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” leaders for 2001.
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a national program, founded and managed by The Caldwell Partners, to celebrate the country’s leaders of today and tomorrow and to honor Canadians who have reached a significant level of success before the age of 40. The 40 recipients for 2001 were chosen from among more than 1,200 nominees.
Recipients were selected based on their achievements in the following areas: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and growth/development strategy. Recipients of
the annual awards
are chosen by an independent board of directors, composed of leaders within various industries and communities across Canada.
“Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 organizers congratulate Derek Burney on this achievement it is well deserved,” said Douglas Caldwell, chairman of The Caldwell Partners International and founder of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Awards program, in announcing the award. “Mr. Burney exemplifies the innovative spirit at the core of the high-tech industry a worldwide community in which leading Canadian companies like Corel have played such an influential role.”
Corel, of course, is the parent company of such products as CorelDraw and the procreate line of graphics-publishing products.