Honorary Degrees

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Name: William J. Doyle
Convocation date: October 31, 2009
Discipline / contribution: business and industry ; agriculture
Citation / biographical information:

William J. Doyle is president and chief executive officer of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) the world’s largest fertilizer company. He assumed his current duties on July 1, 1999 after 12 years as a key member of the PotashCorp senior management team. He has served on the board of directors since the company was first listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges in 1989.

Doyle, a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is a 35-year veteran of the fertilizer industry. In addition to his work with PotashCorp, Doyle is chairman of Canpotex Limited, on the boards of The Fertilizer Institute and International Plant Nutrition Institute, as well as a member of the executive management group of the International Fertilizer Industry Association. He is also on the boards of Executives’ Club of Chicago, Big Shoulders Fund, Commercial Club and is a director of the Western Golf Association. He is married and has three children.
Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Degree presented by: President Peter MacKinnon

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