A. Ian Aitken, M.S.C., CFAVice Chair, Director, Portfolio Manager
Founder and chairman of Enactus Canada.
Director of The John Dobson Foundation and the Selwyn House School Foundation.
Past President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal. Chairman of the Mount Royal Club.
Ian has been passionate about investing and entrepreneurship for more than thirty years and has put these interests to good use at Pembroke. A realistic optimist who understands the significant value that effective entrepreneurs can create for shareholders, Ian has contributed to Pembroke’s portfolios for more than three decades and has turned his passions into his profession.
Ian considers himself very fortunate to work with a dedicated multi-generational team and is personally committed to serving the long-term investment needs of Pembroke’s clients. Ian is also committed to his family, friends and the broader community and he serves on the boards of several charities and foundations with a focus on education, investments and entrepreneurship.
Ian believes in the importance of the proper alignment of interests and is significantly invested in the pooled and mutual funds offered by the firm.
After working for Pembroke for several years while at University, Ian joined the firm on a full time basis in 1987 as a technology focused Research Analyst and later became a Portfolio Manager. He served as Managing Partner of Pembroke Management from 2000 to 2023 and as President and CEO of Pembroke Private Wealth Management from 2010 to 2023.
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Business Administration, Western University
Honorary Graduate Certificate for Small Business Entrepreneurship, George Brown College
Chairman and Founder, Enactus Canada
Member, Young Presidents Organization
Past President, St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal
Chairman, Mount Royal Club
Recipient, Meritorious Service Cross