Skip to the main content

Nation Builder

Leslie L. Dan, C.M., O.ONT.

Born in Hungary, he survived the Nazi era, and in 1947, with ten dollars in his pocket, he came to Canada. Jobs as a waiter and a lumberjack saw him through high school and university. He invested $500 in a small pharmaceutical company that evolved into Novopharm Ltd., supplier of quality, affordable, generic medications, so vital to people in less affluent parts of the world. In the field of biotechnology, the firm develops products for cancers. Leslie Dan has never forgotten the opportunities Canada offered and has repaid his indebtedness many times over.

Recognized by
The Dan Family Foundation

Return to index of Nation Builders