Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of Ignite Atlantic, has once again been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine, marking the second consecutive year he has earned this distinction. The award celebrates corporate leadership excellence and highlights individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their business, industry, and community.


Since its inception in 1999, the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO awards have set the benchmark for corporate leadership excellence in Atlantic Canada. The honorees are celebrated for their skills in promoting business growth, pioneering industry innovations, and their commitment to community involvement. Jones’ dedication to fostering positive change within rural communities was highlighted during the presentation.


The award was presented last night at a red-carpet gala in St. John’s Newfoundland. In accepting the award, Jones said “I am deeply honoured to be recognized as one of Atlantic Business Magazine’s TOP 50 CEOs. It’s a testament not to my individual efforts, but to the extraordinary dedication and innovative spirit of our team at IGNITE Atlantic. Our success is driven by their relentless commitment to developing impactful programs and providing unparalleled support to entrepreneurs, industry partners, and the youth. It is their hard work that truly transforms our vision into reality, fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem across the region. This award reflects the collective achievements and ongoing passion of our entire team at IGNITE.”

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