TORONTO, CANADA – FEBRUARY 26th, 2018 – Futurpreneur Canada is pleased to announce the election Mike Dobbins, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Royal Bank of Canada, to the Futurpreneur Board of Directors, effectively immediately.

“We are dedicated and committed to growing our economy through the fluid and evolving Canadian entrepreneurial landscape,” said Julia Deans, Chief Executive Officer, Futurpreneur Canada. “Mike is a champion for innovation and brings with him a strong passion for youth mentorship and a belief that the prosperity for all Canadians is tied to our youth’s ability to succeed in a fast-changing global economy.”

Dobbins has spent over 25 years building his career in financial services. He brings a wealth of experience, from strategic planning to product development to risk management, as well as the insights that come from being part of the executive team leading Canada’s largest bank.

“I am thrilled to join the Futurpreneur Canada Board and work with this cutting-edge team of leaders who share a passion for fostering youth entrepreneurship,” said Dobbins. “Futurpreneur Canada plays a critical role in helping develop the Canadian business leaders of tomorrow, and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and working with the board to help guide the organization’s strategic initiatives.”


About Futurpreneur Canada
Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides resources, financing and mentoring to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of over 3,000 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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