GE Capital is a franchise finance leader in the North American restaurant industry. As founding sponsor of the US-based Restaurant Leadership Conference, GE Capital has taken a prime role in bringing together the North American restaurant investment industry. Recognizing the need for a “made-in-Canada” event, GE Capital became a founding producer of the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit—an annual investment and economic conference designed to provide the resources, knowledge and vision to help make better investment decisions. 

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Jill Aebker

Executive Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary | Tim Hortons

Jill Aebker serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Tim Hortons Inc. In this role, she is the executive team member responsible for the Company’s legal affairs,
risk and compliance. Ms. Aebker joined Tim Hortons in 2006 and has, since that time, held positions of progressively senior legal responsibilities.

Over her tenure, Ms. Aebker played a key role in the Company’s Initial Public Offering and the establishment of the legal securities compliance and governance functions of the newly public company,
the repatriation of the public company to Canada, as well as leading other significant Company initiatives and developments. Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Ms. Aebker was corporate counsel at Wendy’s
International, Inc. and practiced corporate and health care law for Squire Sanders LLP and Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Ms. Aebker is an active Board member of STRIDE, a not-for-profit community organization in Halton Region, Ontario.

Ms. Aebker holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Master of Health Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, all from The Ohio State University.

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