Michael Korenberg | Vice-Chair

Mr. Michael Korenberg, B.A., J.D., is Chair of the boards of directors of Canfor Corporation, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and KP Tissue Inc. (Kruger Products). Currently, Michael also serves as a director of Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation, as a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada (Ontario) and British Columbia and of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at UBC, and as Chair & Managing Director of Wreath Group, a private investment and consulting company.

In addition to his role as Chair of Canfor Corporation’s Capital Expenditure Committee, Michael is a member of Canfor and Canfor Pulp’s Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committees of Canfor, Canfor Pulp, Westshore and The Jim Pattison Group.

Until December 31, 2015, Michael was the Deputy Chair & Managing Director of The Jim Pattison Group (a privately-owned, diversified group of operating businesses, with revenues exceeding $9 billion and more than 40,000 employees), where Michael led corporate development efforts for 20 years.  Michael remains a director of that company.  Prior to joining The Jim Pattison Group, Michael was Deputy Chair & Chief Operating Officer of Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment (owner of the Vancouver Canucks), which built General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena) and brought the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA franchise to Vancouver during Michael’s time with the company.  Michael served as Vancouver’s Alternate Governor on the boards of the NHL and NBA.  Prior to that, Michael was a student, associate and then partner of Blake, Cassels & Graydon, having moved with the firm from Toronto in April 1989, when it opened its Vancouver office.

Michael has strong academic affiliation with various institutions from across Canada, and has served as follows:

1990-2014 Adjunct Professor of Law – The University of British Columbia
1988-1989 Sessional Lecturer – Queen’s University Law School
1988-2014 Speaker/Lecturer, C.L.E., Insight and Business Seminars (including Major Business Agreements)

Michael received his Juris Doctor (formerly LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario and Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.