DERRICK ROWE – Chair of the Board
Derrick Rowe has been on the Tennis Canada Board of Directors since 2012 and became Chair of the Board on May 18, 2016. He has more than three decades of experience leading international, corporate operations and is an expert in managing business in highly complex, regulatory and operating environments. He served on several Federal and Provincial industry advisory panels and international advisory committees. His industry expertise ranges from technology start-ups to international seafood operations. He is an active venture capitalist who has mentored early stage companies into industry leaders.
As Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stratos Global Corporation until 1999, Mr. Rowe helped build the company from a start-up into a successful public corporation. Stratos became the industry leader and pioneer in mobile satellite communications for the offshore oil and gas sector, international defence customers and industrial users. In 2001, Mr. Rowe was appointed Chairman of Fishery Products International (FPI) Limited, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2005. FPI was Canada’s largest seafood company with over 3,000 employees in North America and the UK. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Name 3 Capital Inc., the private investment firm he founded.
Mr. Rowe has served on a number of economic and social organizations and has been honoured with significant recognition for leadership, including Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business Magazine; Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”; and a Newfoundland and Labrador Export Award.
He has been involved in tennis at all levels, from local clubs to provincial associations to nationally with Tennis Canada. Mr. Rowe played tennis as a teenager and picked the game back up again in his 40s. He served as president of Greenbelt Tennis Club for five years and was elected to the board of Tennis Newfoundland and Labrador (TNL) in 2009. He also joined the Council of Provinces as the president of TNL and served as Chairman from 2010 to 2012. As a member of the Tennis Canada Board, he has served on both the Tennis Development and Finance & Administration committees.
Mr. Rowe resides with his family in St. John’s, Newfoundland.