The Canadian Chamber offers a variety of committees for members to take part
in. Committee involvement allows members to enjoy quality networking
opportunities as well as to assist the Chamber in addressing opportunities
and challenges within your industry. All Chamber members are welcome to
attend these monthly meetings.
President: Robert Cook -Senior Executive Vice President,Manulife Financial
The Executive Committee is the driving force behind the Chamber. Chaired by the Chamber′s President, the Executive Committee plots the course of the Chamber, devises strategies and assists
in providing resources to contribute to the strategic direction of the Chamber. The Executive consists of 25 business leaders and captains of industry from the Canada-Hong Kong business community. The Committee′s role includes:
the Chamber does not run into funding difficulties, including assisting in sourcing members, sponsors, partnerships, and connections for the Chamber;
Assisting the President and Executive Director in matters of import to the Chamber and Canadian
Taking an active role in deciding what policy issues the Chamber should be active on and assisting in investigating, collecting and documenting views, and working with the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board to decide
on the best course to action these items, among others.
China Business Committee
Chair: Guy EvonCloutier - Chief Executive, CTC (Hong Kong) Holdings Limited
The mandate of the China Business Committee is to act as a resource for members interested in doing business in China as well as providing them with networking opportunities to meet and get
to know other members active on the China mainland.Its members range from representative of large multinationals to entrepreneurs and professionals. In addition to regular briefings on relevant developments in PRC business and related topics, the Committee
frequently hosts guest speakers to give insights into their respective China business experience.
The mission of the Education Committee is to be the authoritative voice of the Chamber in the education sector, coordinating initiatives that serve the needs of existing and
prospective members. The Committee focuses on the business of education inside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and explores opportunities, where feasible and desirable, to expand activities into Macau and China (the Pearl River Delta region
in particular) through cooperation with local partners. The Education Committee′s initiatives target the promotion of Canadian education in Hong Kong and abroad, and encourage networking and professional development activities.
Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee
Co-Chair: Anthony Behan - Managing Director, The Communication Group
Co-Chair: Madeleine Behan -Director, The Communication Group
Hong Kong's position as a prosperous international business and financial centre has been built upon the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. Through the years, Canadian entrepreneurs
have made an important contribution to that success. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Committee was founded in 2004 to develop and foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the Chamber, among its members and in the community at large.
The Committee organizes a variety of events that allow past, present and future entrepreneurs to exchange experiences, seek mentors, and educate themselves about the challenges they face establishing and operating a business in Hong Kong.
Financial Services Committee
Co-Chair: A. Richard Brown, Managing Director, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Co-Chair: Henri Arslanian -Director, Prime Brokerage Business Consulting Services, UBS
The mission of the Financial Services Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“CanCham FSC”) is to bring together the members involved in the financial services industry with the
goal of becoming the premier forum for members of the financial services community of Hong Kong.
The CanCham FSC intends to bring together members of the broad financial services industry of Hong Kong including the asset management, investment
banking, private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, wholesale and retail banking, wealth management, and insurance industries. This will be mainly achieved by way of monthly thought leadership events allowing members to connect, keep on top of the latest
developments and share ideas.
Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee
Co-Chair: Sheldon James - Managing Director, S.J. Consulting Group Asia
Co-Chair: Adam Khemiri - Chief Technology Officer,Ultravista
Co-Chair: Rowland Watkins
-Architectural Strategist, BizTech Connect
The Canadian Chamber′s IT Committee has two main goals. The first is to provide Chamber companies with seminars and practical advice enabling them to take advantage of the latest trends
in technology. The second is to help members develop business opportunities for their organizations within Hong Kong and China. The committee also works with Canadian IT companies and trade missions to help them penetrate these Asian markets.
For more information please see their website at:
Natural Resources Committee
Co-Chair: Christopher Roberge, Managing Director,Deloitte & Touche LLP
Co-Chair: Mati Pouliot, Sales Director- Asia, IFP
Chair: Michael Nardella - Broker, Commercial Leasing,Colliers International
CanCham Property Committee is a membership-based networking platform formed to engage property professionals and parties with an interest in property.
and informs the CanCham membership on property-related matters. When needed, it advocates on behalf of the CanCham on property issues of concern.
Sustainable Development Committee
Chair: Hendrik Rosenthal -Director - Policy and Research, Business Enviornment Council
The mission of the SDC is to be a leader and innovator in promoting Hong Kong′s sustainable development.
1. Build awareness of sustainable development
among Chamber members and the Hong Kong community.
2. Formulate and promote the Chamber′s position on the importance of sustainable development in Hong Kong.
3. Partner with business, the HKSAR government, NGOs and the community to further
SDC meetings are held monthly at the Canadian Chamber boardroom at Suite 1301, Kinwick Center, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Central, Hong Kong
About the CanCham SDC
Chamber's Sustainable Development Committee has been actively promoting sustainable social, environmental and economic development in the Hong Kong community since 1997. The committees' efforts focus on raising the awareness of key local issues while
engaging Chamber members and the Hong Kong community. Committee activities range from eco-tour outings, research, publishing, and speaker events to working with the Hong Kong Government and other organizations to engage the community through inclusive,
multi-stakeholder consensus-building processes. The Chamber′s Sustainable Development Committee is recognized in Hong Kong as a key business contributor to promoting sustainable development of Hong Kong.
Young Professionals Committee
Co-Chair: Jean-Baptiste Roy-Senior Manager, Valuation & Advisory, Asia-Pacific, Censere
Co-Chair: Nathan Ho-Assistant Sales Manager, Pacific Coffee Company Limited
Alexandre Lanoie-Executive, Investment Banking, Quam Capital Ltd
The mission of the Young Professionals (YP) Committee is to provide a platform for fledgling business people to enhance their professional development, connect with the business community,
foster new networks with peers and senior members, as well as promote their areas of interest. This committee also serves to provide guidance and help with the careers of its members. The committee is comprised of professionals under 28 years old. Past
events and programs include InterCham YP functions, junk trips, networking dinners, career-guidance workshops and interactive learning sessions with senior business leaders.