14 DARREN ENTWISTLE
CEO, TELUS PREVIOUSLY# 15,2017 The Telus CEO has long kept a low prole —no Steve Jobs–style announcements for this fella—but that’s set to change this year as both he and the company he runs (B.C.’S biggest, BTW) get into the philanthropy game, big time. First up is Telus’s plan to donate $120 million from the sale of downtown’s Telus Gardens to a charitable fund (perhaps to make up for the tra£c snarls the building’s construction unleashed on Seymour Street). And this past June, Entwistle and wife Fiona launched the Entwistle Family Foundation to help at-risk Canadian youth realize their full potential (with $1 million of their own funds as seed money). On the business side, wireless has been slowing, but the burgeoning health, internet and TV segments should help keep Telus atop the business pyramid.