Jim Balsillie

Jim Balsillie

James Laurence "Jim" Balsillie (born February 3, 1961) is a Canadian businessman and former co-CEO of the Canadian company Research In Motion. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a private political organization. With an estimated net worth of $US 800 million (as of June 2011), Balsillie was ranked by Forbes as the 20th wealthiest Canadian and 692nd in the world.

Balsillie is a noted athlete and passionate fitness advocate. He was named Athlete of the Year at Trinity College, University of Toronto, plays hockey and golf at competitive levels, and coaches his son's soccer and basketball teams. He currently trains and competes in Men's Long Course Triathlons. Balsillie is also the Honorary Chair of the Peterborough YMCA's Building New Memories Campaign and on March 2, 2007, that same YMCA announced that the new facility they opened the previous month will forever be known as the Balsillie Family YMCA.

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... In 2007 Co-CEO Jim Balsillie was forced to resign as chairman as the company announced a $250-million earnings restatement relating to mistakes in how it granted stock options ... a record penalty of $80 million USD from the top two executives, Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis ... the terms of a settlement agreement with the OSC, RIM co-chief executive officers Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, as well as chief operating officer Dennis Kavelman, will jointly pay ...
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... On March 5, 2007, Balsillie resigned his role as chairman of RIM as the firm reported over US$250 million in past stock option accounting errors after an extensive ... On January 22, 2012, Balsillie, along with Co-Chief Executive Officer Mike Lazaridis, resigned his position, to be replaced by RIM Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins. 2012, Research in Motion announced that Balsillie will be stepping down from the Board of Directors ...
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... In 2007, Co-CEO Jim Balsillie was forced to resign as chairman as the company announced a $250-million earnings restatement relating to mistakes in how it granted stock options ... that they were seeking a record penalty of $80 million USD from the top two executives, Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis ... Furthermore, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has pushed for Balsillie to pay the bulk of any penalty and relinquish his seat on RIM's board of ...

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