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Amar S. Doman

Amar S. Doman

Chairman & CEO
Doman Building Materials Group Ltd.

Amar was born into the forest products industry in BC and purchased his first lumber remanufacturing plant at the age of 18. After acquiring a succession of specialty lumber plants, Amar bought CanWel Building Materials in 1999 from sawmill operators Canfor and Weldwood. CanWel which Amar took public in 2004, has been renamed Doman Building Materials (DBM-TSX), is now one of North America’s largest producers of pressure treated lumber and distributor of large scale building materials. Amar remains the largest and controlling shareholder of Doman Building Materials Group and is the company’s Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Doman is the proud owner of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and is on the Board of Governors of the CFL.

As the sole shareholder of his privately held The Futura Corporation, Mr. Doman invests, owns and operates various enterprises. Futura now has under its ownership and control a total of over 3,500 employees and revenues that eclipsed $3 billion in 2022. A passionate British Columbian, Amar is former director on the national board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner in the (West) Business category and has served as a director of a number of industry related associations. A noted philanthropist, Amar is also a mentor to young British Columbian entrepreneurs, has guest lectured on business topics on Vancouver campuses and donates his time to the local charities that he supports.


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