Canada Export Centre's Board of Advisors
|John Treleaven, Chairman|
Mr. Treleaven began his career in the Trade Commissioner Service in 1968 and served in various capacities all over the world, including as General Director of International Trade Canada. In 2000, he joined the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership as President and CEO. In 2005, he established The Treleaven Consulting Group Ltd., which delivers international business.
|Frank W. Judge|
Mr. Judge has over 40 years of experience in developing financial, marketing, distribution and organizational strategies for multi-national and entrepreneurial clients. He served as president of Booz-Allen & Hamilton's Canadian consulting practice, VP and partner of its international practices, and was a professor of business policy and financial management in the MBA program at three Canadian universities. He holds an MBA from Harvard and is a life member of the Certified Management Consultants (Canada).
Mr. Shepherd is the founder, President and CEO of Northstar Trade Finance, which supports Canadian exporters by providing financing to credit-worthy buyers of eligible Canadian goods and services. After many years of dedication to the development and promotion of international trade, he was honoured with a British Columbia Export Award. He is a highly sought after speaker and advisor on the topics of international trade and finance.
James Wang moved Canada in 1996 and took a leadership role as Vice President & Marketing Director of a BC based holding company that oversees various business interests. James has been involved in a number of business & trade associations and also earned his MBA degree from USA. James is a director of a public company in TSX and has committed himself to strengthen the economic relations, promote trade exchanges and cooperation between Canada and China with his strong connections in both countries.
James was elected as Trustee of Burnaby Board of Education in 2008 that is recognized as the first Chinese Canadian from Mainland China who won an election in Canada.
|Robert A. Fairweather|
Mr. Fairweather joined the Trade Commissioner Service of the Department of Trade and Commerce in 1966 and subsequently held posts in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Japan and South Korea. In 1984, he commenced work for one of Canada's leading investment firms as Resident Manager, and subsequently as Director of Investment Banking. In 1996, he joined a financial advisory firm as its representative for British Columbia. In October 2002, he became President of the International Financial Centre in Vancouver.
Mr. Marks is a consultant and advisor specializing in cross-Pacific business, economic and government affairs to a select group of Canadian and Asian clients. Prior to establishing a private consultancy practice in 2003, Russell was a Senior Principal for a major international accountancy and financial advisory firm based in Vancouver. His career in public accounting spanned 25 years, including as a government representative and for major international businesses across a range of industries.
|C. William Ross|
For over 30 years, Mr. Ross worked with Canada's federal government and Diplomatic Service specializing in International Trade and government relations. He held senior trade positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry, and Agriculture and Agri-Food. His assignments abroad including Europe, Latin America, and Australia: three years as head of Commercial Economic Departments in Canadian embassies, four as Head of Mission, three years as Consul General, and one year as Ambassador.
Mr. Lessing has grown companies as an independent advisor and employee for over 20 years focused on corporate, sales, and business operations with clients like Boeing, Microsoft, Vitria as well as other local companies. His past success have been focused in the industrial, high technology, energy, aviation, utilities & petrochemical industries and has lead the successful conclusion of long-term agreements valued over $100MM. He supports CEC by helping the executive team address the issues that are more nebulous and complex in nature. His approach to getting to pragmatic solutions are realized by knowing that they are rarely black or white but require an ability to think laterally and creatively with a pragmatic blend of subject matter expertise, experience and functional knowledge to bring clarity and precision to the gray areas.
Doug Taylor is the Managing Director of Pacific Business Intelligence Ltd. (PBI). Established in 1983, PBI provides professional consulting services in the core areas of international business development, strategic planning, international marketing and corporate guidance. PBI has undertaken assignments in over thirty countries in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and the Caribbean for private industry, governments and international organizations. In addition to operating his consulting practice Doug is an Adjunct Professor in the Business Faculty at the University of Victoria.