President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Grant J. Kook is Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Westcap. Mr. Kook is the co-founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheung On Investments Group Ltd., an international investor syndicated fund. Mr. Kook has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ramada Hotels since 1992. Mr. Kook was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Directors for SaskTel in February 2008. Mr. Kook also sits or has sat on the boards of a number of companies, including Saskatchewan Blue Cross and 3sHealth Shared Services Saskatchewan. He was nominated in 1999 and 2003 for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Kook is a Vice President of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and past Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Mr. Kook was the Chair of the 2013 and 2014 CIS University Cup Men’s Hockey Championship, and a founding board member of the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame.
Mr. Kook is the recipient of the 2013 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012, and the Commemorative Medal of the Centennial of Saskatchewan, 2005. He is the recipient of the 2014 Saskatoon Tourism Leadership award and has been recognized with the 2013 Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Award for Community Involvement, the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Volunteer of the Year Award, the 2008 B’nai Brith – We Are Proud of You Award. In 2008, he was named one of Saskatchewan’s Men of Influence by Saskatchewan Business Magazine. He has earned the Chartered Director designation from McMaster University DeGroote School of Business.