Belinda Stronach is a Canadian businesswoman and the head of The Stronach Group. She is the President and Chairman of the company. Belinda is also the Chairman of Acasta Capital. Belinda Caroline Stronach was born on May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Belinda is the founder of The Belinda Stronach Foundation. This is a Canada-based charitable organization, and she is the Chairman of the Board of the foundation.
Belinda Stronach is a graduate of Newmarket High School, and she later went on to attend York University. Her academic areas of study were business and economics. She attended classes there for one year and left to start a job at Magna International. Belinda Stronach was on the Board of Directors of the company from 1988 through 2004. She was appointed Vice President of Magna in 1999. Later, she became the President, and she was named as the Chief Executive Officer. Belinda also served on the Boards of Decoma International Inc. and Tesma International Inc. as Chairman.
She was recognized as one of the promising future leaders by the World Economic Forum. She was also highlighted in several media stories in the early 2000’s. Articles about Belinda’s accomplishments appeared in the National Post and Fortune Magazine as well as other publications. Fortune Magazine ranked Belinda in the second position as the world’s most powerful business women for 2002. Belinda was awarded the honor of being named on Canada’s list of the “Top 40 under 40” that recognizes outstanding young business professionals. In addition, Belinda was named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. The list was compiled by Time Magazine. A journalist named Don Martin wrote a book about her. It is entitled,”Belinda: The Political and Private Life of Belinda Stronach”which recoils her accomplishments and achievements thus far. Belinda is the mother of two children.
Belinda Stronach is fluent in German and English. She formerly served as a politician and a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in Canada. She held that post between 2004 and 2008. Belinda, elected as a Conservative, decided to switch parties and soon became a member of the Liberal party. She was appointed the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development for approximately nine months between 2005 and 2006. Belinda also served the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council and on the Ontario Task Force on Productivity, Competitiveness and Economic Progress.
Belinda is a philanthropist, and the Belinda Stronach Foundation supports many charitable undertakings. These include her support of breast cancer research and childhood education and health.