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Darren Entwistle

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Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 and served as President and CEO for fourteen years, becoming the longest-serving CEO amongst global incumbent telecom companies. In May 2014, Darren became the Executive Chair of the Company until August 2015 when he resumed the role of President and CEO. Under Darren’s leadership, TELUS has evolved from a regional telephone company serving Western Canada into a national data and wireless leader. Notably, since the beginning of 2000, TELUS is the global leader amongst all incumbent telecom service providers with a total shareholder return of 351 per cent, outpacing the number two incumbent by 63 percentage points.


Darren has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from Concordia University, an MBA in Finance from McGill University and a diploma in Network Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has received honorary doctorates of law from McGill University (2013), Concordia University (2012) and the University of Alberta (2014) and an honorary bachelor in Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (2012), and is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Darren serves on the boards for the Business Council of Canada, the Gairdner Foundation and the Canadian Board Diversity Council.


Darren received both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2003) the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) as recognition as a Canadian business leader who has made exemplary contributions to the community and Canada as a whole.

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Vancouver Celebration of Giving

September 18, 2013

TELUS Sky Announcement

July 4, 2013

TELUS 2013 Annual General Meeting

May 9, 2013

2012 Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards

October 25, 2012

Kamloops Internet Data Centre

June 29, 2012

Concordia University Convocation Ceremony

June 19, 2012

TELUS 2012 Annual General Meeting

May 9, 2012

Investing in Alberta, Edmonton

May 3, 2012

Investing in British Columbia, Prince George

April 12, 2012

Investing in British Columbia, Vancouver

March 2, 2012

Fraser Institute T. Patrick Boyle Founder's Award

November 17, 2011

TELUS 2011 Annual General Meeting

May 5, 2011

TELUS Garden

March 9, 2011

2011 Canadian Business Leader of the Year

March 2, 2011

Vancouver Caya Store Launch

October 22, 2010

The Canadian Club of Toronto

October 14, 2010

Celebration of Giving Vancouver

September 30, 2010

TELUS health space launch

May 31, 2010

Official Opening of TELUS House Toronto

May 26, 2010

2010 Business Laureates Induction Ceremonies

May 19, 2010

Vancouver Board of Trade

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Community Ambassadors Awards Gala

April 20, 2010


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VANCOUVER - Telus announced a new consumer electronic-health service on Monday that will give patients instant online access to all their medical files (...)
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Telus Corp., Canada's third-largest wireless carrier, is creating an online medical database with Microsoft Corp. to expand its telecommunication services to the health-care industry. (...)





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