In this five minute video, Dr. Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner & ADM, Global Affairs Canada talks about the role of Canada’s Trade Commission in supporting the global growth of Canadian enterprises.
Ailish Campbell joined Global Affairs Canada as the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada in March 2017 (www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca). She leads a cross-Canada team of 400 and an international team of 900 Trade Commissioners in 160 offices that serve Canadian business interests to help firms sell, grow and go global.
Previously she was General Director at Finance Canada where she was responsible for the federal budget in policy areas including innovation and defence policy, and Vice President, Policy – International and Fiscal Issues, at the Business Council of Canada where she led CEO engagement in China, Japan, and India. She began her career in the Canadian federal public service as a trade negotiator on the Doha Round of WTO negotiations.
She serves on the advisory board of the Banff Forum, a national non-partisan not-for-profit organization promoting leadership and public policy engagement.
Ailish holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
The nomination this year was put forward by Mindbridge Ai, and supported by many companies, including CATA who was a partner in an 8 city Mindbridge Ai’s U.S. tour facilitated by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.