Mitch Garber, a Canadian born lawyer, is Chairman of Invest in Canada, the Canadian government’s federal agency responsible for foreign direct investment. He is Chairman of Cirque du Soleil a leading global entertainment company in which he is also a co-investor with TPG and Fosun. He is a board member and co-investor with Apollo Global Management of Rackspace, a leading hosting and technology company, and is a minority owner in the new NHL team awarded to Seattle. He is a senior advisor to the Fosun Fashion Group including iconic French fashion house Lanvin. He is the former CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company & Israeli-based Playtika. Playtika which he acquired and oversaw from it’s start-up stage in 2011, was sold under his leadership to a Chinese consortium including Alibaba founder Jack Ma for 4.4b USD in 2016. He sits on the board and leads a number of important philanthropic activities in Canada and Israel. He has a BA from McGill University (’86), a law degree from the University of Ottawa (’89) and an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa (’17), and he was awarded the Order of Canada in 2019.
Chairman, Cirque du Soleil
Chairman, Invest in Canada