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Board of Directors

The CCBC Board of Directors is a key resource for both the CCBC and its members. Their cumulative corporate experience in China and their personal and business networks among China and Canada’s most senior government and business leaders is unparalleled. They speak with insight and authority on Canada-China business, trade and investment issues and their voices are heard.

Board of Directors

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    Peter Kruyt

    Vice President, Power Corporation of Canada

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    Vice Chairman

    Howard Balloch

    Former Canadian Ambassador to China, Chairman of Balloch Investment Holdings

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    Vice Chairman

    Hon. Martin Cauchon

    Strategic Advisor, DS Welch Bussières

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    Vice Chairman

    Hon. Stockwell Day

    Senior Strategic Advisor, McMillan LLP

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    Vice Chairman

    David Fung

    CEO, ACDEG International Inc.

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    Vice Chairman

    Neil Tait

    Special Advisor to Chairman and CEO on Asia, BMO Financial Group

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    Peter Harder

    Senior Policy Advisor, Dentons Canada LLP

2014 Directors

  • Lisa Baiton

    Lisa A. Baiton

    Vice President, Public Affairs, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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    Sam Boutziouvis

    Vice President, Government Relations, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

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    Margaret Cornish

    Chief Representative, Bennett Jones Commercial Consulting Inc.

  • David Dingwall

    Hon. David Dingwall

    Co-Chair of the Canada-China Institute for Business Development, Ryerson University

  • Brian Humphrey

    Brian Humphreys

    Vice President, Government Relations, Nexen Energy ULC

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    JU Weimin

    Vice President, CITIC Group

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    Constantine Karayannopoulos

    President, CEO & Vice Chairman, Molycorp Inc.

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    Michael Kraft

    Chairman & CEO, Buckingham Group Limited

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    Sarah Kutulakos

    Executive Director, CCBC

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    Robert Kwauk

    Chief Representative, China, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP 

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    Connie Mak

    Vice-Chair , Fullgoal Fund Management Co Ltd 

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    Peter Mendell

    Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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    Peter Nesbitt

    Regional Vice President, Asia, Export Development Canada

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    Natalie Ochrym

    Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Sun Life Financial Inc. 

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    Tan Ong

    Partner, International Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions. Co-leader, Chinese Services Group Canada, Deloitte

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    Pitman B. Potter

    Consultant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Professor of Law & Director of Chinese Legal Studies, University of British Columbia

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    Pierre Pyun

    Vice President Government Affairs, Bombardier Inc.

  • Clark Roberts

    Clark Roberts

    Chairman, CCBC Beijing Chapter Board, CCBC Beijing Chapter (ex-officio)

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    Bill Said

    VP Greater China, Scotiabank

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    Graham Shantz

    Director General, North Asia Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

    President, LexSage PC

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    Ian Toone

    Vice Chairman Client Coverage - Banks, Brokers and Exchanges RBC Investor & Treasury Services

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    Chris Twigge-Molecey

    Senior Advisor, Hatch Associates Limited

  • Peter Wilkinson

    Peter Wilkinson

    Vice President, Government Relations, Manulife Financial

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    Robert Wright

    Former Canadian Ambassador to China

  • William Zhu

    William ZHU (Mingxuan)

    President & CEO, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)


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    Founding Chairman

    The Late Hon. Paul Desmarais, P.C., C.C., O.Q.

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    Honourary Chairman

    Andre Desmarais, O.C.

    President/Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada/Power Financial Corporation