2019 Business Awards
OUZO 12 is the 2019 HCBT Business Awards Title Sponsor! The iconic Greek spirit OUZO 12 is one of many internationally-renowned brands of Campari. Campari Canada serves as the nationally-focused extension of global beverage leader Campari Group. Designed to fortify the Campari Group legacy across the national landscape, Campari Canada serves as owner, importer and marketer of a diverse portfolio of over 30 internationally recognized brands spanning across all fine spirits categories. In addition to Ouzo 12, its portfolio of includes Aperol, Appleton Estate, Forty Creek, Grand Marnier, SKYY Vodka, and Wild Turkey.
President and CEO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
George Soleas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). He is responsible for corporate leadership of one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. The LCBO has more than 660 retail and 210 agency stores, and offers more than 26,000 products annually, from more than 80 countries, to consumers and licensed establishments.
2019 Award Winners
President and CEO, Romios Gold Resources and Appia Energy Corp.
Tom Drivas is the founder, major shareholder, President and CEO of Romios Gold Resources Inc. and Appia Energy Corp. Romios is exploring and developing a resource base in copper and gold in Canada and the USA. Appia holds extensive resources in uranium and rare earth elements at Elliot Lake, Ontario, and is actively exploring and developing a resource of uranium and rare earth elements, in the Athabasca Basin area, Saskatchewan.
CEO, Queen Street Partners
Lee Polydor is Founder and CEO of Queen Street Group of Companies, a privately held investment firm focused on Property and Capital investments. The firm’s portfolio includes landmark real estate properties such as the Burroughes Building and Leslieville Place, and investments in innovation. Additionally, he is an award-winning publisher and producer.
Peter Tsebelis and Gus Giazitzidis
Founders, King Street Food Company
Peter Tsebelis and Gus Giazitzidis are the Founders of King Street Food Company, one of Canada's premier restaurant groups. The pioneering company, known for setting trends in both location and dining style, includes multiple award-winning restaurants. Their portfolio includes Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, Buca Osteria & Enoteca, Jamie's Italian, and La Banane.