Anthony Melman

“Nothing is more important in life than life itself.”


Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Anthony Melman, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineer from the University of the Witwatersrand, a M.B.A. degree from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Currently the President and CEO of Acasta Capital, Melman’s career reads like the who’s who of corporate Canada: Onex Corporation, Imperial Bank of Canada, CP Rail, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Celestica Inc., ProSource Inc., the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, to name just a few.

It’s no surprise that Melman approached his fitness regime with equal vigour waking up at 4:30 am for his three-hour routine, so as not to intrude on his valued family time all while maintaining his sky-rocketing career. But not everything can sustain such a pace and Melman learned how to listen to the wisdom of his body.


A sudden collapse followed by a near-death experienced shocked Tony Melman’s world around. Already a health conscious person, exercising 3 hours per day, following a vegetarian diet, Tony thought he was invincible, but all that was to be challenged.


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