Rebecca MacDonald is a founder and current executive chair of Just Energy Group, a Toronto based marketer of deregulated natural gas and electricity. Just Energy currently supplies more than 2 million customers across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, having signed their first customer in 1997.Rebecca has been involved in the of deregulated gas and electricity for the past 25 years with annual sales of $2.8 billion. Just Energy has recently expanded into two related businesses. Just Energy Products offering customers an opportunity to cut their carbon foot print, and National Home Services division offering residential services. Just Energy trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under JE
Rebecca immigrated to Canada in 1974, and founded Just Energy in 1997 with the intent of building a substantial company that could go public. Rebecca successfully took the company public in 2001, and was named Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for 2002 by the Rotman School of Business. She was also named Canada’s top woman CEO from 2003 to 2007 by Profit Magazine, Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by Ernst and Young, and was the recipient of the International Horatio Alger Award in 2009. Rebecca is Vice Chair of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis Research at the Hospital, sits on the Board of Canadian Pacific Railway, and is involved in several other charities. She received an Honorary PhD from the University of Victoria in 2009. Rebecca lives in Toronto, Ontario.