Belinda Stronach

Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC is a Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist and former politician. Long recognized as an emerging leader with vision, the National Post identified her in 2001 as the most powerful businesswoman in Canada. That same year, the World Economic Forum named her a Global Leader of Tomorrow. In 2002, she was rankedby Fortune Magazine in its annual list of the worlds most powerful women in business, and named one of Canadas TopUnder 40, an annual award that honours the countrys most promising young leaders.

Stronach was born in Newmarket, Ontario, the daughter of Austrian parents, Elfriede Sallmutter and Magna International founder and chairman Frank Stronach, who was the former president and chief executive officer of the company. She graduated from Newmarket High School and attended York University in 1985, where she studied business and economics, but dropped out after one year to work at Magna. She speaks English and German fluently.

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