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Edmonton Global welcomes Mustafa Sahin as VP of Investment and Trade

| Kristen Hewlett |

Edmonton, June 1, 2020 – Mustafa Sahin joins Edmonton Global as Vice President of Investment and Trade.  

Mustafa Sahin is a senior international business and economic development leader with 28 years of experience in trade and investment, sales, and marketing. His career in economic development has taken him to the United States, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, before finally returning home to Canada in 2014. Mustafa has supported 28 trade and investment inbound and outbound missions since 2014, with 16 of those involving the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, or Alberta. His most recent position was President and Executive Director with the Canada-UAE Business Council. 

“Mustafa is passionate about the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and its potential. He has significant international experience in economic development and investment attraction” said Edmonton Global CEO, Malcolm Bruce. “His knowledge and global perspective will be a huge asset. We’re excited to welcome Mustafa to the team.”  

Sought after for his investment and trade knowledge, Mustafa is a Canadian thought leader who attracts interest to Canada while also bringing Canadian brands to international markets.  

In Dubai, Mustafa was known as Mr. Blackberry, a moniker he was gifted for bringing Blackberry to the region, leading to the employment of 100 employees and annual revenues in excess of $1 billion in a short 6 years.   

“Over the years, I’ve supported countless Edmonton-based companies in learning more about different markets, while also matching them with prospective buyers, investors, distributors, or partners,” says Mustafa. “The Edmonton region’s talent, innovation, and opportunities make it prime for investment. I’m eager to connect investors to the strong opportunities here.”  

Mustafa’s family values are his guiding force as he strives to uphold his family legacy of tolerance, inclusiveness, and the promotion of Canadian values for the betterment of society. These values are reflected in Mustafa’s commitment to advancing the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.   

About Edmonton Global: 

The purpose of Edmonton Global is to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. We are a not-for-profit corporation founded by 15 municipalities that make up the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Our focus is attracting foreign direct investment, helping regional businesses export with the world, enhancing our region’s global competitiveness, and bringing our region together with a unified voice to attract the attention and interest of investors the world over. 

Contact and to arrange interviews:
Chris McLeod
Marketing & Communications Director
+1 780 499 4517

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