Dino Trevisani, BCom ’87, is one of McMaster’s most accomplished and prolific graduates. On Thursday, May 24, he was honoured with the 2018 Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award during the annual Evening of Accolades gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.
Trevisani, once a a wide-eyed Hamilton working-class kid, has earned a global reputation as a problem-solver who can tackle tough jobs. He’s now serving as IBM Senior Managing Director, HSBC, and Chairman, IBM Canada. His latest appointment comes after a successful stint as President of IBM Canada.
Related: Celebrating a global business leader: Looking back on the life and legacy of Dino Trevisani
Although currently based in London, UK, Trevisani continues to give back to Canada by championing projects – from a Hamilton business incubator aimed at taking the city’s, and McMaster’s, healthcare expertise to the world, to locating major IBM technology centres in Canada, such as cyber-security in Fredericton or deep-ocean research in Halifax.
Below, take an insider’s look at the 2018 Evening of Accolades gala. All images courtesy of Mike Lalich:
The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto played host to the Evening of Accolades gala on Thursday, May 24.
Family, friends, alumni, and honoured guests were gathered to toast Dino Trevisani, BCom ’87, recipient of the 2018 Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dino Trevisani and Ainsley Kerr arriving at the Ritz-Carlton ahead of the Evening of Accolades gala.
Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83, and 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, delivered a special tribute to Dino Trevisani and past recipients. A new Distinguished Alumni Award showcase wall, initiated and funded by Cascioli, will soon be installed at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington.
The Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award was first presented in 2000 to its namesake, Wayne C. Fox, MBA ’73, who was on hand during Thursday’s gala celebration.
Dino Trevisani posing with Joel MacPherson (left), President of the DeGroote Commerce Society, and Anne Connelly, MBA ’10, a global expert in blockchain technology. MacPherson and Connelly both delivered remarks at the event.
Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business, served as master of ceremonies during the Evening of Accolades event.
All smiles. Dino Trevisani and Leonard Waverman following the award presentation.
The Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award, one of McMaster University’s highest honours.