Mr. Dhillon is the President, CEO & founder of Mainstreet Equity Corp (TSX: MEQ). Mainstreet has achieved a 1,270% total return on investment from Sept 2003 - Sept 2014, making it Canada's highest performance real estate company. Mainstreet's assets are valued at over $2 billion, consisting of almost 13,000 apartment units in Western Canada. Mainstreet is a market leader in improving the lives of middle-class Canadians in terms of affordable rental accommodations. Mr. Dhillon is the owner of National Payments, a Visa and MasterCard approved Merchant Processing business for the financial service industry. Mr. Dhillon currently sits on the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Board, the biggest Canadian Crown Corporation. Mr. Dhillon is also the Honorary Consul General for Belize in Canada. In Belize, he owns a private 3,000-acre island that he is developing into a world-class resort. Mr. Dhillon is also the author of the published book 'Business and Retirement Guide to Belize', currently in its second edition.
In March 2018, The University of Lethbridge, in honour of Bob Dhillon, renamed their business school to the Dhillon School of Business, which aims to provide innovative approaches to education with an emphasis on futuristic learning. Mr. Dhillon completed his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1998.
Some of Mr. Dhillon's notable achievements include:
Recipient of Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from University of Lethbridge 2019
Recipient of Honorary Doctorate degree from Lakehead University 2017
Recipient of the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Prairies Real Estate & Construction category
Recognized as one of the 2015 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners
Recipient of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
Recognition by Alberta Venture magazine as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People
Recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Indians in North America
Recipient of the Sikh Awards (London, UK) 2016 Business Man of the Year
Recipient of the India Centre of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg 2016 Lifetime Achievement award
Mr. Dhillon's philanthropy includes:
$10,000,000 gift to the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management
Established a $10,000 Lakehead University scholarship
Donating $500,000 to the town of San Pedro, Belize
Raising $60,000 for underprivileged children in San Pedro
Donated free apartment suites to victims of the Fort McMurray and Slave Lake, Alberta fires
Johnny is responsible for all aspects of operations, integration, and re-positioning of new properties, marketing of our brand and overall business development. He brings over 30 years of senior management experience in Asia, the UK, Australia, and North America. Prior to joining Mainstreet, he served as VP of Finance and Administration at HB Media Holding Pte. Ltd., the holding company for a printing and publishing group in Singapore.
Johnny joined Mainstreet in 1998 as its Chief Financial Officer (the year the company went public) as one of its founding team members. He held a dual role at Mainstreet as both CFO and COO up until March 2017 when he relinquished his duties as CFO to focus his energy and management skills solely on his role as Chief Operating Officer. Johnny holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Trina is responsible for the complete financial oversight of Mainstreet. Ms. Cui joined Mainstreet in December 2008 serving most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance of the Corporation. She holds a Chartered Professional Accountant – Certified General Accountant designation, obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (High Honours) degree double major in Accounting and Finance from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Sheena leads the operations teams overseeing Mainstreet's property portfolios across Canada. As part of Mainstreet's senior management team, she is also responsible for setting policy, developing operational systems and team building. Sheena joined Mainstreet in 2002 and has played an integral role in building the company. She has served in numerous capacities, including as regional manager of several Mainstreet portfolios and, more recently, VP of Quality Control. She brings with her a wealth of operations knowledge as well as a deep understanding of the Mainstreet philosophy, which she has helped to shape. She is dedicated to Mainstreet's focus on result-driven, cost-effective value-added performance.