Business leaders welcome release of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

Victor Dodig has been elected Chair of the Business Council of Canada (BCC), composed of 170 chief executives and entrepreneurs of the country’s leading employers.

He begins his three-year term at a critical time, as Canadians work to repair the economic and social damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. All members of the BCC are committed to pursuing and enabling sustainable economic growth that benefits all Canadians.

Canada’s business leaders “start every day focused on generating growth which supports Canada’s enviable standard of living – today and in the future,” Mr. Dodig said.

“We all want a vibrant Canada, with growth in the sectors of tomorrow and an inclusive approach to opportunity. That kind of future makes our communities strong, allows families to thrive and positions our country for long-term prosperity.”

Photo taken at the BCC members’ meeting in October 2021

Mr. Dodig is President and CEO of CIBC, a leading North American financial institution headquartered in Toronto. He succeeds Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources.

“During Don’s tenure as Chair of the BCC, Canada’s largest employers rallied to help their employees, their communities and their country stay safe through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the BCC.

“Under Victor’s leadership, BCC members are committed to continuing the work of strengthening the country’s economic and social fabric.”