Daniel Lamarre’s talent for international business development spans a long career in creative industries, culminating with his current position as President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, one of the world’s most respected and successful creative organizations. He is responsible for nurturing the delicate balance between the company’s global strategy (across five continents), its financial growth and stability, and the integrity of its culture and values.
Now in its fourth decade, Cirque du Soleil has expanded in a wide range of creative endeavors ranging from movies to apparel and from boutiques to nightclubs. But the essence of what the company does has stayed constant: invoking the imagination, provoking the senses and evoking the emotions of people around the world. Among many accomplishments at Cirque, Lamarre played a key role in creating the shows based on music by The Beatles (‘LOVE’) and a celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and work (‘ONE’) – accomplishments which required outstanding business skills to be brought to the fore.