Daniel GauthierCo-Founder of Cirque du Soleil

Co-Founder of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Gauthier was President of the Cirque for 11 years, after having worked as its Vice-President of Finance, and Director of Administration and IT Services. He has also held positions, such as Vice-President of Admission, the online ticket network; Vice-President of Scéno Plus; and Administrator for the ADISQ.

He was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004; honoured as a Great Montrealer; and designated as a “Builder of the Century”, by Commerce magazine in 1999. In 2012, Daniel Gauthier was named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, the province of Québec’s most prestigious award.