EDMONTON — Alberta’s government has appointed seven board members to head up the Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC), a newly-created agency tasked with bringing job-creating investment back to Alberta.
“I’m pleased to welcome the Invest Alberta Corporation’s newly appointed board of directors,” said Tanya Fir, minister of economic development, trade and tourism, in a press release. “They are a highly qualified, diverse group of Albertans who bring impressive credentials. Their perspectives and expertise will help the agency bring in job-creating investment from around the world.”
The board of directors for the group who will serve a three-year term are:
- Scott Hutcheson, chair, executive chair, Aspen Properties
- Anne McLellan, vice-chair, former deputy prime minister
- Bob Dhillon, president and CEO, Mainstreet Equity Corporation
- Dr. Chen Fong, professor emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
- Ashif Mawji, venture partner, Rising Tide, a San Francisco Bay Area venture capital firm
- Janet Riopel, president and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
- Adam Waterous, managing director and CEO, Waterous Energy Fund
“It is a great privilege and honour for me to be appointed as board chair of the lnvest Alberta Corporation,” said Hutcheson. “I believe in the importance of strategically and proactively driving investment into key sectors across the province as we navigate the realities of this new global economy. I am excited to lead this work along with this talented group of board members who will bring their depth of experience to guide the organization.”
The group’s mandate is to find ways to draw in high-impact, job-creating investment to the province and promote it as a prime investment area for international and domestic investors.