Jack Rabinovitch, Retired Executive Founder of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Jack Rabinovitch is the founder of The Giller Prize, re-named the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2005 when the bank became a partner in the annual award celebrating Canadian literary excellence.

Jack is currently the President of Nodel Investments Ltd., a real estate/venture capital firm.

Jack serves on the Board of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. He is also on the Board of the MaRS (Medical and Related Science) Project.

Born, educated and raised in Montreal, Jack graduated from McGill University in 1952 with a B.A. in Honours English. His early experience was as a cub reporter, speechwriter, food retailing and distribution executive and subsequently as an independent builder and real estate developer.

Jack has lived in Toronto since 1986. He has three daughters - Noni, Daphna and Elana - and two grandchildren - Jacob and Saffi.