Lisa Zbitnew

Lisa Zbitnew

Chief Executive Officer, Bandwidth Music and Marketing
Marketing, 1982

Zbitnew is one of Canada’s most successful female music executives. She was recognized for her excellence in sales, marketing and promotion by the Canadian music industry in 1989/90 and was named the Music Industry Executive of the Year in 1994 and 1999. In 1996, her team was recognized as Marketing Team of the Year by the Canadian music industry.

Prior to owning her own company, she was president of BMG and became the highest-ranking woman in the Canadian entertainment industry. She was responsible for the merger of BMG and Sony and became president of Sony BMG. In the process, she created a $225 million division of the second-largest record company in the world.

Zbitnew is also a committed philanthropist. As the CEO of War Child North America, she oversaw the Canadian charity’s expansion into the US market and built a recording studio in Sierra Leone to help youth gain literacy skills and increase opportunities for employment.

“Humber’s two-year marketing diploma had the perfect balance between theory and practice and gave me the fundamentals to succeed in this industry.”