Chief Executive Officer
TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee
Named one of the Top CEOs of the Future by The Financial Post, Ian Troop is leading the charge to create Canada’s largest ever world-class sport competition and cultural festival in Toronto during the summer of 2015.
To execute such a massive endeavour on behalf of three levels of government, he is drawing upon his worldwide business experience, as well as his passion for community growth and sport.
Prior to signing on to lead the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee, Troop spent 20 years running businesses in Mexico, Europe and North America at Procter & Gamble.
Motivated by challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, he left Canada for Mexico to work for P&G at a time when Mexico was emerging from an economic crisis. As a young general manager in Mexico and subsequently in Poland, Troop thrived on being part of a team that improved P&G’s operation and created an economic legacy.
He later moved to ConAgra Foods where he served as president of their International Division, building it into a $1.5-billion business. Later, he moved to OMERS and managed a $42-billion pension fund. He has also served on numerous boards in Mexico, the Philippines and Canada, including the National Hockey League Players’ Association.
Outside of the office, he has worked at the grassroots level to develop hockey and basketball programs in Warsaw, Cincinnati and Toronto, including leading the development of a community-funded athletic facility in his hometown of Georgetown, Ontario.
An accomplished sportsman, Troop was an all-star varsity football player at Wilfrid Laurier University and was a member of the 1978 Yates Cup team that was inducted into the Laurier Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1981. Laurier named him Alumni of the Year in 2009 and one of their 100 Alumni of Achievement during their centennial celebrations in 2011.
In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to public life in Ontario.