Leonard Asper, Chair and Trustee
Leonard Asper, B.A., L.L.B., L.L.D, is the president, CEO and majority shareholder of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a media company that owns and operates content platforms targeting distinct communities in areas including combat sports, sports gaming, e-sports and hunting and fishing.
Prior to founding Anthem, Mr. Asper was CEO of Canwest Global Communications Corp., one of Canada’s largest media companies, a post he held for over 10 years.
A 30 year veteran of the media industry, Mr. Asper also holds private equity investments and is a partner in a law firm focused on servicing the video gaming industry. A graduate of Brandeis University (cum laude) and the University of Toronto Law School, Mr. Asper is a member of the Ontario Bar.
Mr. Asper serves on the Board of Overseers of the International Business School at Brandeis University, where he founded the Asper School for Global Entrepreneurship. Before that, he also served for several terms on the Board of Trustees of the University.
He has been a Trustee of The Asper Foundation since its inception, is the founder of the Joshua Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the Saul and Claribel Simkin Center, a seniors’ housing complex in Winnipeg, Canada.
Mr. Asper also served for five years on the Board of the University of Winnipeg Foundation and holds an honorary Doctorate in Laws from that institution.
He was included in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as being named CEO of the year by a Canadian media industry publication.