David Sidoo recently had the honour of being named as one of Vancouver’s Power 50 for 2012 by Vancouver Magazine in their 12th annual publishing of the list.
Each year the Vancouver-focused magazine works with a team of people in the know in order to compile a list of the year’s 50 people with the most influence on the City of Vancouver.
From VanMag online:
47. David Sidoo
Investment banker, philanthropist
The onetime Saskatchewan Roughrider is still riding high on last year’s news that his East West Petroleum Corp. won exploration rights to 400 square kilometres of oil-rich northeast India (this in addition to producing assets in Egypt and Canada, plus positions in Egypt, Yemen, and Eastern Europe). Closer to home, he’s ascended to angel status for his support of breakfast programs for schoolkids in Vancouver and New West and, through his foundation with wife Manjy, high-school and university sports programs (he’s UBC’s largest sports scholarship donor), domestic-violence initiatives with the VPD and RCMP, and arts events through the Vancouver Opera and David Foster Foundation. His standing on this year’s list, though, rests equally on his political connections: he’s become a go-to figure for journalists and lawyers, developers and politicians in the Indo-Canadian community locally. Oh, and in February, UBC renamed its Thunderbird Stadium field for the guy. Age 53
David’s nomination to the list was also featured in Vancouver Desi online. Read more here.