Benjamin L. Shinewald

Benjamin L. Shinewald

President and Chief Executive Officer
Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA)

Benjamin L. Shinewald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA). Among other things, Benjamin’s responsibilities include BOMA BEST, Canada’s leading environmental assessment and certification program for commercial real estate. During his tenure, BOMA BEST has grown rapidly and is now expanding worldwide.

Prior to joining BOMA in 2012, Benjamin served as the CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress. Earlier, he served in the Privy Council Office in Ottawa after practicing law in Toronto at Torys. Benjamin also served as a Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Israel and worked for the Leader of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, the Canadian Mission to the OECD in Paris and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club.

Benjamin has won various awards including an Action Canada Fellowship, which named him “one of Canada’s best and brightest emerging leaders,” and a European Union Visitors Programme Fellowship, which recognized him as a “young, promising leader.” He is regularly published in leading newspapers and just last week gave interviews to twelve CBC radio shows using 24 Sussex Drive as an example of how not to manage real estate. Benjamin is active in the community, serving on various community boards including Ve’ahavta: A Jewish Humanitarian Response to Poverty.