Aubrey is a Canadian businessman, philanthropist as well as a Tony-Award® winning producer (MEMPHIS) who is the principal of the Dancap Family Investment Office. He is Founder and President of Dancap Private Equity Inc. and Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of EmpowerPharm Inc, a Rx CBD pharmaceutical company (https://www.empowerpharm.ca).
Born in Toronto, Dan graduated from Western with a degree in Administrative and Commercial studies in 1985.
Soon after, he joined his father’s company, Novopharm Limited, a generic drug manufacturer as a sales representative, and then Director of Sales. In 1995, he became President of Wampole Canada Inc., an herbal supplement and vitamin manufacturer.
In 2002, Dan founded Dancap Private Equity, a family investment office that focuses on alternative assets, such as private equity, private debt, infrastructure, hedge funds, as well as traditional assets, including public equities, fixed income and real estate.
Launched in 2007, Dancap Productions Inc. is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing and presenting the Best of Broadway-style theatre. Some of the 25 past Toronto shows include: Memphis, The Addams Family, West Side Story, South Pacific and blockbuster Jersey Boys.
Aubrey Dan is a very generous philanthropist, donating millions of dollars, primarily to health and education charities, and other worthy causes. Together with his wife Marla, the Dan’s have donated millions to organizations that include: Sunnybrook Foundation, DAN Centre for Women & Babies; University of Western Ontario’s Social Science Faculty, DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies; Baycrest Centre Foundation in honour of his father-in-law Reuben Cipin – Reuben Cipin Healthy Living Community; Judy Dan Wound Care Centre (named in memory of Dan’s mother who passed away in 1995 due to Diabetic complications), whose work focuses on preventing unnecessary amputations and reducing patient suffering by treating diabetic wounds with hyperbaric oxygen therapy; University of Toronto Leslie Dan Facility of Pharmacy in honour of his father. Queen’s University for the DAN School of Drama and Music; Tel-Aviv University in Israel for the DAN Department of Communication. Most recently for Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) announced that it’s received the largest transformative endowment gift in in Israel for the DAN Department of Creative Human Design at Hadassah Academic College and the Marla Dan Interventional Radiology Institute at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) in Be’er Ya’akov.
Aubrey received an honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree (honoris causa) from Assumption University in 2008 and from Western University in 2019. Dan also received from Western a Professional Achievement Award in 2015. He is a Governor at Tel Aviv University as well he’s on the board of Avivagen and he’s received the Order of Canada.