Daryl Katz

Founder and Chairman, Katz Group Real Estate

A lawyer by training and one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, Daryl Katz built what would become Canada’s second largest integrated pharmacy business from scratch. He also built one of Canada’s largest privately-owned real estate development and ownership companies. In 2008, Daryl Katz acquired the Edmonton Oilers and forged an historic agreement with the City of Edmonton for the development and operation of the award-winning Rogers Place sports and entertainment venue. Rogers Place would become the catalyst for realizing Daryl’s vision for ICE District, one of the world’s most successful sports and entertainment-based mixed-use real estate developments. In addition to retail pharmacy and real estate, Daryl built industry-leading platforms in biotechnology and founded Oilers Entertainment Group—which in 2022 became OEG Inc. Today, OEG Inc. is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, hospitality and retail cannabis. Daryl Katz was appointed by the Province of Alberta to serve as a director on the inaugural Board of Alberta Investment Management Co (AIMCO) from 2007 to 2013. He was proudly born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and has two adult children with his wife Renée Gouin.