Darren Entwistle, President & CEO of TELUS Corporation.

Darren Entwistle

President and CEO

Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 as President and CEO, and alongside the leadership team, has guided TELUS’ evolution from a regional telephone company into a global data and wireless leader with a track record of driving world-leading results for its customers, communities and shareholders. Since 2000 through December 2021, TELUS generated a total shareholder return of 700%, 357 points higher than the return for the S&P/ TSX Composite Index of 343%. Moreover, over the past five, 10 and 15 years, TELUS has surpassed the TSX return by an average of 87%. Over the course of the past 21 years, the TELUS brand has increased in value from a few hundred million dollars to $9 billion today. In addition, at the start of 2022, TELUS had an enterprise value of $57 billion – a five-fold increase since 2000 – as well as nearly 17 million customer connections across its diverse service offerings, representing growth of 286% over the past two-plus decades. Notably, the TELUS team has entrenched a customers first culture across the organization, which has contributed to consistently leading customer loyalty rates across its peer group on a worldwide basis. The same focus has led to TELUS repeatedly earning global recognition in respect of speed, coverage and reliability for its world-leading networks. The team’s commitment to championing TELUS’ social purpose has driven globally leading engagement levels, including inspiring the TELUS family to gift $900 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and 1.8 million days of volunteerism since 2000 to create stronger communities. As a result, TELUS has been recognized as the most philanthropic company in the world, as well as the global leader in social capitalism. Darren holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Concordia University in Montreal, an MBA (Finance) from McGill University and a Diploma in Network Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has also received Honorary Doctorates of Law from McGill University, Concordia University, the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria, and has an Honorary Degree in Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Darren sits on the Principal’s International Advisory Board at McGill, is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Conservatory and is a Member of the Order of Canada