People: Fairfax Africa Holdings Corp (FAHu.TO)
17 May 2019
Watsa, V. Prem
Mr. V. Prem Watsa is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Watsa has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax since 1985 and has an over 40-year track record in investment management. Mr. Watsa has served as Vice President of the Portfolio Advisor since 1985. Mr. Watsa is a member of the Sick Children’s Hospital Foundation and is Chairman of their Investment Committee, member of the Advisory Board for the Richard Ivey School of Business, member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, Lead Director on the Board of Blackberry and Chairman of the Investment Committee of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto. Mr. Watsa is on the Board of Horatio Alger Association U.S. and President of Horatio Alger Association of Canada. Mr. Watsa is Chairman of Fairfax India and he was formerly Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and on the Boards of the Bank of Ireland and of ICICI Bank. Mr. Watsa is a recipient of the Order of Canada. Mr. Watsa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India and obtained his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Watsa received a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Watsa holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters from Wycliff College of the University of Toronto and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Tyndale College. Mr. Watsa is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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