Leo Ledohowski was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada in March 2008.
Mr. Ledohowski was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a bachelor of arts degree, with distinction (economics) and a bachelor of commerce degree, with great distinction (administration), both from the University of Saskatchewan, and a master of business administration degree (accounting and finance) from McMaster University.
Mr. Ledohowski is the President and Chair of Canad Inns. Before entering the hospitality industry, he was a professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Carleton University in Ottawa and at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Mr. Ledohowski served on the Board of Directors of the Business Development Bank of Canada from 2005 to February 2008. He has served on the board of the Hotel Association of Canada for over 20 years and is currently member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Ledohowski has been an executive board member of the Manitoba Hotel Association for 25 years, and recently completed a two-year term as Chair. In addition, Mr. Ledohowski serves on the Board of Directors of Destination Winnipeg, the city's economic development and tourism services agency.
Mr. Ledohowski was designated as a Certified Management Accountant in 1971. He was awarded his Certified Hotel Administrator designation in 1990. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Manitoba and his FCMA from CMA Canada. The FCMA recognizes outstanding contributions to the management accounting profession and to the community. In 2007, he was awarded the Canadian Industry Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.