Victor de Bonis
Chief Operating Officer, Aquilini Group & Alternate Governor, NHL
Born: May 17, 1966
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Family: Wife, Mary; Daughters, Valendina & Angelica; Son, Victor
Victor de Bonis was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Aquilini Group (AG) on April 1, 2016. In his new, expanded role, Victor oversees the Aquilini Group’s entertainment, hospitality and treasury divisions. He continues to work closely with Canucks Sports & Entertainment, overseeing and providing strategic direction to the organization’s business operations. Working in partnership with President of Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden, Victor also continues to foster League relations as Alternate Governor, NHL, a position he has held since 2010.
A member of the Canucks organization for over 22 years, Victor most currently served as Chief Operating Officer from 2007. In this role, Victor supported some of the most significant corporate partnerships in club history, forging key relations with organizations to provide premium products and services for all events at Rogers Arena and for all programs associated with Canucks Sports & Entertainment. Through a number of innovative initiatives, he has focused company-wide measures toward enhancing fan experience. Victor was also instrumental in the opening of, and ongoing venue enhancements, of Rogers Arena to maintain it as one of the premier entertainment venues in North America. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for nine years and began his career with the organization as Corporate Controller in 1994.
After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Commerce Degree, Victor entered the workforce as a member of the corporate audit division at KPMG Chartered Accountants Vancouver branch. Victor served in this capacity for four years, auditing private and public companies in the Hospitality, Broadcasting, Mining, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries, before entering his final role with the organization: forensic accounting specialization. In 1992, he became a chartered accountant, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Victor was elected to the Fellowship of Chartered Accountants in 2012.
In addition to his professional activities, Victor is actively involved with family and community affairs. He currently serves as Vice President on the Canucks for Kids Fund Board and is the Director to the board of Special Olympics British Columbia. Victor and his wife, Mary, have three children.