In celebration of Global Ivey Day’s 10th anniversary, the Ivey Alumni Network Board is awarding the inaugural Ivey Alumni Achievement Award to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our alumni community.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, HBA ’92
2019 Ivey Alumni Achievement Award Recipient
As part of this year's Global Ivey Day, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, HBA ’92, President of StubHub, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Ivey Alumni Achievement Award. She is a respected leader who has contributed significantly to many companies and communities throughout her career, while upholding the highest standards set forth by the Ivey Pledge, and the School’s mission statement.
Singh Cassidy is a leading digital executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of leadership experience scaling and founding companies, including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus, Polyvore, and theBoardlist. She is currently President of StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace with tickets available for over 10 million live sports, music, and theatre events in more than 40 countries, and an eBay company. Singh Cassidy also serves as a public board director at Urban Outfitters and previously served as a board member at Ericsson, TripAdvisor, J.Crew, and Stitchfix, as well as an advisor to Twitter.
For her work in the Internet industry, Singh Cassidy has been profiled in numerous publications globally, including Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Techcrunch, AllThingsD, Ad Age and in several leadership books, including, How Good Leaders Learn, Innovation Nation, and Geek Girl Rising. She was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2017), one of the Top 100 People in the Valley by Business Insider (2016, 2012), a “Woman to Watch” by Forbes (2014), Fortune (2008) and Ad Age (2010); Techcrunch’s first General Management Fellow (2009); and one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley (2018, 2016, 2014, 2010).
The selected Ivey Alumni Achievement Award recipient(s) has contributed significantly to their companies and communities throughout their career, while upholding the highest standards set forth by the Ivey Pledge. This alumna/us is described as a leader who — whether an industry pioneer, community builder, growth driver, or disruptive accelerator — brings to life Ivey’s mission statement. They think globally, act strategically, and contribute to the society in which they operate. As such, the Award recipient represents the best of our alumni community.
- The arc of the alum’s career (current résumé and runway ahead/future potential)
- Vision and innovation
- Industry, social, and/or cultural influence
- Impact on their sector, community, and/or the world
- Health and direction of the business
The selection process is administered and facilitated by the Ivey Alumni Network. The Selection Committee consists of a panel of high profile members from the business community and the School. This year, the Selection Committee includes:
Professor Mark Vandenbosch, HBA ’84: Acting Dean, Ivey Business School
Scott Vanderwel, HBA ’98: Senior Vice-President, Operational and Process Improvement at Rogers
Chair, Ivey Alumni Network Board
Laura Hantho, MBA ’89: Director and Advisor
Ivey Advisory Board Member
Shanti Suppiah, MBA ’10: Senior Manager, Analytics and Reporting, RBC Financial Group
Ivey Alumni Network Board Member
Natalie Bisset, MBA ’06: Business Development and Recruitment Partner, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Ivey Alumni Network Board Member
Terri Garton: Director, Ivey Alumni Relations
Nominations for the 2019 Award are closed.
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