Peter Aceto ’87, P’21, ’23 is a globally recognized and respected business leader.
He was CEO of Tangerine Bank from 2008 to 2017. Among his honours, he was named the 2012 Business Person of the Year by Western Law School and he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015 he published Weology: How Everyone Wins When We Comes Before Me, about his “people-first leadership” strategies. He is a keen supporter of Crescent’s Alumni Internship Program.
He is a recipient of Crescent School’s Alumni Excellence Award. Previously known as the Alumnus of the Year Award, it honours alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers, personal endeavours and community service. The recipients are Men of Character who embody Crescent’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion.
How Crescent Influenced His Life
“When I look back on my Crescent days, one thing stands out for me: the people! My memories of the wonderful moments and the tough moments all come back to the people who were part of those moments. Some of my teachers and coaches had a huge impact on my Crescent journey, and of course I made many deep friendships. All in all, because of these people, I left Crescent feeling strong and confident, which has had a tremendous impact on who I am today.”