Don Walker

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Magna International, Inc.

Don Walker

Don Walker

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Magna International, Inc.

Career Highlights

Intier Automotive, Inc.
Magna International, Inc.
Antolin Interiors USA, Inc.

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Co-Founder at ScaleUP Ventures, Inc.

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Founder at Silver Pine Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Alignvest Management Corp.

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Partner at The Fueling Station

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Founder at The Belinda Stronach Foundation

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Managing Partner at Alignvest Capital Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Board Member at ScaleUP Ventures, Inc.

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Founder at Springcoin, Inc.

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Director-Business Development at Rusal Global Management BV

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Magna International, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Magna International, Inc.
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Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2001 - 2005

Intier Automotive, Inc. develops & manufactures vehicle interiors and closure components for the global automotive industry. Its products include seating systems including seating hardware, cockpit systems, overhead, sidewall, trim systems, floor carpet, vehicle acoustic systems and cargo management systems. Intier Automotive was founded in 2001 and is located in Newmarket, Canada.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1987 - 2020

We are the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and Rest of World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have 313 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries on five continents as of Q4 2012

1979 - 1986

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

Boards & Committees
Council Member
2002 - Current

Canadian Automotive Partnership Council engages in addressing the key competitive issues facing the Canadian automotive industry. The company was founded in September 2002 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

Member, Leadership Council

ScaleUP Ventures seeks investment opportunities in high growth technology companies located in Canada. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of technology sectors such as business to business services. It provides financing for seed and series A stage capital requirements.

Independent Director
2017 - 2019

Sagicor Financial Co. Ltd. engages in providing investment services. It is a special purpose acquisition corporation formed for the purpose of effecting an acquisition of one or more businesses or assets, by way of a merger, amalgamation, arrangement, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or any other similar business combination. The company was founded by Vince John Hemmer, Azim Jamal, Anthony Lacavera, Lee Lau, Nadir H. Mohamed, Joseph M. Natale, Helmut Swarovski, and Donald J. Walker on February 8, 2017 and is headquartered in Wildey, Barbados.

Member, Dean's Advisory Council
2007 - Current
Member, Campaign Cabinet
Prior - 2015

The mission of United Way for Southeastern Michigan is to mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways. United Way for Southeastern Michigan will be a unique leader in bringing together partners to create long-lasting improvements in our communities. We will be recognized as a trusted steward of our communities' contributions and resources, and accountable for planned outcomes. All people across southeastern Michigan have the educational and economic opportunities needed to succeed and thrive. United Way believes that to truly improve lives in our region we must act collectively to impact the critical issues affecting residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. We are committed to bringing together partners across all sectors in order to address community concerns before they become problems. In so doing, we create sustainable community change.


Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association manufactures parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Magna International, Inc., Magna Powertrain, Inc. purchase ixetic GmbH from Motion Equity Partners LLP, Motion Equity Partners SAS

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