Roberto Aburto, partner, Gowling WLG

Roberto Aburto
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Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
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Business: Law firm

Born: Toronto

Biggest business achievement: Rose to partnership quickly and helped build one of the largest municipal law teams in eastern Ontario.

Biggest obstacle overcome: Overcame ferocious competition to rise as one of the prominent municipal law teams in eastern Ontario.

Biggest influences: My family drove me to be community oriented and to strive for excellence.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Be gentle to yourself and to others. Everyone is going through various challenges – we will not always be our best self every day.

Charitable involvement: Lifesaving Society of Canada

First job: Paper route before being a janitor at a waterpark

Advice I’d give the younger me: Pace yourself. It is a marathon.

Favourite pastime: Swimming