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Daniel Lamarre      

President & CEO of Cirque du Soleil

Daniel Lamarre is President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. He is responsible for nurturing the delicate balance between the company’s global strategy across five continents, its financial growth and stability, and the integrity of its culture and values. Among his greatest achievements include the execution of complex negotiations resulting in signed agreements with The Beatles' and Michael Jackson’s estate. Cirque du Soleil’s production of "Love," based on The Beatles' music, is the only live show ever agreed to by the iconic group. The celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and work, "One," was produced after competing with other entertainment giants who had established relationships with Michael Jackson’s estate. Both accomplishments required outstanding business skills to be brought to the fore.

Lamarre’s strength is his ability to marry the needs of disparate groups and interests, finding positive solutions and outcomes for all. A skill he has fine-tuned throughout his career, with TVA Broadcast Group, NATIONAL Public Relations, and Burson Marsteller. In 2012 he collaborated on the creation of C2MTL Conference, a one-of-a-kind coming together of the creative and business elite of the world. It is a platform for exploring creative answers to commercial questions. In line with his belief that without creativity, there is no commerce. He has been honored with Doctorates from McGill University, and his alma mater the University of Ottawa.

In 2019, Lamarre, on behalf of Cirque du Soleil, received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Corporate Citizenship from the Inter-American Dialogue in recognition of the organization's work with at risk youth in Latin America using an innovative methodology structured around the arts, as well as their support of the One Drop Foundation in their effort to grant access to safe water to some of the region’s most vulnerable communities.

Speech Topics

Fostering a Culture of Creativity

Your Building Should Buzz with Creativity

Creativity is the Soul and Heart of What an Organization Should Stand For


CANCUN, Mexico: Cirque du Soleil to open permanent show ...

Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre said that "Joya" will display Mexico's heritage. The show will tell the magical story of an alchemist who teaches his ...

'The entire catalog is open to us,' Cirque CEO Daniel Lamarre tells MTV News.

“We came to an agreement with Michael Jackson’s estate to create and produce two shows,” Cirque du Soleil President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Lamarre revealed to MTV News. “One show is going to be an arena show at the end of 2011 and will tour for one year in North America and then tour around the world for many years to come. At the end of 2012, we’ll also open a permanent show in Las Vegas.”

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