Chair of the BoardDirectorChair of the Conflicts Review Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Mimran is among Canada’s leading fashion and retail pioneers and entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, he has founded or co-founded and built brands that have helped define the fashion industry landscape, including Joe Fresh™, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, Caban and, with his wife Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Pink Tartan. In addition, Mr. Mimran is the Chairman of Gibraltar & Company, Inc., and was formerly the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Gibraltar Opportunity, Inc. and Gibraltar Growth Corporation. Mr. Mimran was the founder and former Creative Director of the Joe Fresh™ brand for Loblaw Companies Limited, where he led the entire creative process for the women’s, men’s and children’s apparel line from product design to marketing and advertising to store selection and design for the merchandising of the line. Mr. Mimran founded the consulting firm Joseph Mimran & Associates Inc. (“JMA”) in 2001. In 2003, Loblaw Companies Limited engaged JMA to design home products under its President’s Choice brand, followed by all general merchandise categories by 2009. Mr. Mimran co-founded The Monaco Group (which included Alfred Sung, a high-end fashion women’s wear line, and Club Monaco, a fashionforward, high-end casual clothing retailer) in 1980 and took the company public in 1986. The company was purchased by Dylex in 1989. In 1991, Mr. Mimran repurchased Club Monaco from Dylex, founded and launched Caban (a design-oriented home furnishings retailer) and took the business public in 1997. In 1999, he sold Club Monaco (and Caban) to Ralph Lauren for an equity value of $77,500,000. Mr. Mimran has been the recipient of many industry awards, including the Canadian Style Award and the lifetime achievement award by the Design Exchange, and in 2015 he was inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. Mr. Mimran began his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) after receiving his Chartered Accountant designation.
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