Media Release

December 6, 2018

Edmonton Global welcomes Lee Malleau, former CEO of Vancouver’s Economic Commission, as Executive Vice-President, Investment and Trade

Edmonton- Edmonton Global added a major talent at the senior executive level this week with the hiring of Lee Malleau as its Executive Vice-President for Investment and Trade. In this role she will help launch the regional economic development network and international investment and trade programs for Edmonton Global.

For over 20 years Lee has helped catalyze economic development programs, practices and results across Canada with a principal focus on international investment and trade.

As CEO of Vancouver’s Economic Commission, Lee helped lead the city’s transformation into a Canadian technology hub with a focus on investment, business expansion and talent attraction.

A significant part of Lee’s career focus over the past decade and a half has been her involvement with the Olympic Games. A passionate sport advocate, Lee has led the development of global best practices in the delivery of international business programming through four Olympic Games including Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

In Richmond, BC, she led the business development and sponsorship programs for the Olympic Long-track Speed Skating Oval that has since established a powerful legacy of local and global sport. In 2009, Lee joined the Vancouver Economic Commission to develop and deliver the 2010 Olympic Host City’s business and investment programs where hundreds of business leaders from around the world participated in a 21-day program that levered sport as an investment generator. The program delivered hundreds of millions of new investment for Vancouver and has become the world’s best practice in Olympic-business programming.

Her career successes include working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, as well major investment projects like Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, the Oceanfront Development Project in Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish – Whistler), Olympic Business Programs in Vancouver, and the development of startup ecosystems across Western Canada.

She is a founding director of the Consider Canada Cities Alliance—made up of the nation’s largest cities, and a regular speaker on leadership in economic planning and development, investment attraction and trade, as well as community development.

Quote from Lee Malleau, Edmonton Global Executive Vice-President, Investment and Trade:

“I am delighted about joining the team at Edmonton Global. It’s a rare opportunity to work with a region that is ready to leap-frog into a highly competitive, sophisticated international marketplace for investment. And the timing couldn’t be more important – when our province, and country, need to get aggressive about investment attraction and competitiveness.

Metro Edmonton is one of Canada’s most important economic powerhouses with the potential to continue growing and diversifying. Recognizing this, regional leaders have set up an exceptionally smart organization modelled on global best practices in doing this kind of work, so it’s exciting.”

- Lee Malleau, Edmonton Global Executive Vice-President, Investment and Trade

Quote from Malcolm Bruce, Edmonton Global CEO:

“We are very pleased to welcome Lee to our team. She has a long track record of successfully attracting investment and trade opportunities in the many Canadian cities and regions where she’s worked, and we look forward to her continued success here in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Lee is building and leading our Investment and Trade team, ensuring that we’re putting our best regional foot forward on the world stage, and bringing trade and investment opportunities to our region.”

- Malcolm Bruce, Edmonton Global CEO

About Edmonton Global

Edmonton Global is the new regional economic development corporation in the Edmonton Metro Region. Its vision is to strengthen the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s global competitiveness, growth and innovation.

The corporation is owned by a Shareholder Group consisting of 15 regional founding municipalities, and is governed by a professional Board of Directors who work and live in the region.

The shareholder municipalities include:

Beaumont, Bon Accord, Devon, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, City of Leduc, Leduc County, Morinville, Parkland County, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Lee Malleau, please contact:

Justin Archer

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