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Dr. Gavin Armstrong

Founder and CEO, Lucky Iron Fish

Dr. Gavin Armstrong is a committed impact entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise, a social enterprise dedicated to eradicating iron deficiency around the world. He was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University and was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016. In 2017 he received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and was named ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ by EY Canada. In 2018 he successfully pitched Lucky Iron Fish on CBC’s Dragons Den, where he was able to secure a deal with two dragons.

A long-term advocate and activist against hunger and malnutrition, Gavin is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger and is the inaugural recipient of the international Michaelle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award. In 2015 Conscious Company Magazine featured Gavin as one of the seventeen ‘Rising Social Entrepreneurs’ of the year. He is also the youngest recipient of the Social Innovator of the Year Award from the Lewis Institute at Babson College.