Mr. Schwartz, 80, of Toronto, Ontario, is the Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Onex. Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2004 and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006. He is a director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. and an honorary director of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Schwartz is Vice Chairman of Mount Sinai Hospital and serves as a director, governor or trustee of a number of other non-profit organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and Honorary Doctorate degrees from six other universities.