TORONTO – January 10, 2019 – Today Mark Cohon, Chair of Toronto Global, and Janet Ecker, Vice-Chair of Toronto Global, issued the following statement:
"We are thrilled to welcome two new members to the Toronto Global Board of Directors. These Directors are joining an all-star team of influencers and ambassadors that help introduce the world to the investment opportunities in the Toronto Region, and to the benefits of working with our incredible range of talent and businesses.
The new Directors recently appointed to the Board include:
+ Cecile Chung
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Samuel Group of Companies
+ Jodi Kovitz
Founder and CEO of #movethedial
These passionate and prominent business leaders are volunteering their time, knowledge, experience and contacts to drive the success of Toronto Global. As a member of the senior executive team of a global metals distributor and manufacturer, Cecile's experience doing business in multiple countries equips her with first-hand knowledge of the benefits of operating in the Toronto Region, placing her in an ideal position to act as an ambassador for our region on a global scale.
Through her leadership in the Toronto Region tech community and her efforts to advance the participation of women in tech, Jodi's influence is helping to fuel the Toronto Region's tech talent pipeline to help build and support our region's thriving tech scene. Both women are leveraging their networks to help identify opportunities for businesses to expand into the Toronto Region to benefit from our unmatched pipeline of skilled talent and our outstanding quality of life.
With 14 community and business leaders from across the region at the table, the Toronto Global Board of Directors draws from a deep pool of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds from across a variety of economic sectors. The Board provides both professional and experienced strategic oversight to the management of Toronto Global, steering the agency's efforts to enhance the reputation of the Toronto Region and driving its success in promoting a premiere global business destination."
The entire Toronto Global Board of Directors and their profiles are also available online at https://torontoglobal.ca/boardofdirectors
Launched in February 2017, Toronto Global is an arms-length not-for-profit corporation representing municipalities in the Toronto Region. Its mandate is to work with our municipal, provincial and federal colleagues to market the entire region to international investors by promoting the Toronto Region's diversity of services, sectors and industries, diverse and innovative workforce and strong and stable economy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from targeted industries around the world. Toronto Global's work builds upon the federal and provincial government's commitment to growing Canada's innovation and knowledge-based economies by driving targeted, region-wide economic growth to generate quality skills, jobs and opportunities for Canadians.
Toronto Global's team of experts provides a comprehensive, customized service to ensure a smooth transition for international companies wishing to do business in the Toronto Region. Toronto Global makes investing in the region simpler by actively researching and targeting growth sectors such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, technology and food and beverage with a goal of bringing companies to the region to generate economic growth and create high value jobs.
The Toronto Region is the economic engine of Canada, generating 20 percent of the country's GDP and housing 40 percent of Canada's business headquarters. The region is a major player on the international stage, attracting business investment from all over the world. There has never been a better time to come together to build on this momentum and to bolster the region's stellar global reputation as a safe, stable and profitable place to invest.
The region is the most multicultural in the world and home to the most skilled and highly educated workforce among countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). With our strong and diverse economy, competitive business costs, exceptional talent pool, strategic location and unmatched quality of life, the municipalities that make up the Toronto Region present a global business offering that is second to none.
Director, Marketing & Communications