Manisha Arora joins Edmonton Global as new Director of Trade

| Kessia Kopecky |

On June 20th, Edmonton Global will welcome Manisha Arora as its new Director of Trade. She will be responsible for leading the execution of Edmonton Global’s strategic plan — managing trade programs with other countries to promote Edmonton Metropolitan Region businesses as they engage in global commerce.  

Manisha has long had an interest in travelling and seeing the world. Her wanderlust steered her to study International Relations at the University of Calgary, which has since given her the opportunity to represent Alberta around the world. She has called the Edmonton region home for 14 years and counting. 

Manisha is passionate about building networks and guiding people toward achieving a greater goal. Over the last decade, she has been working towards expanding Alberta’s role on the international stage and supporting Alberta companies in seeing their export potential. Manisha is excited to now focus her attention on growing the vibrant export ecosystem for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. 

“My roots are deeply embedded in the Edmonton region, and I believe in the capabilities and competitiveness of the companies here and their value in the global market,” says Manisha. “I’m eager to be a part of the Edmonton Global team, where I can help these companies realize their export potential.” 

“Manisha’s adaptive and dynamic character is exactly what we are looking for to help drive the trade agenda in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. With over a decade of experience in international trade in Alberta, she is well poised to help elevate the Edmonton region’s economy and business opportunities to the global market,” says Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global. “Manisha is a critical piece to fulfilling the Edmonton Global mandate. She brings the necessary expertise to the important export trade sector.”  

“Manisha is an excellent addition to the Edmonton Global team,” says Mustafa Sahin, Executive Vice President, Investment & Trade. “Her experience and expertise bringing businesses into global markets will push the Edmonton region toward meeting its full global competitive potential.”  

Outside of work, you can find Manisha with her family, enjoying a book, doing yoga, or planning her next adventure.  

About Edmonton Global

The purpose ofEdmonton Globalis to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Our work promotes the region globally, and we’re focused on attracting and retaining business investment and trade right here. Edmonton Global’s vision is tomakethe Edmonton Metropolitan Region the choice location for global investment. As aforeign direct investment (FDI)and international business development company, we work as an ally to attract investment to and promote trade from Canada and our region.To attract investment and quality jobs to the region, our strategy is to strengthen and support growth, innovation, and competitiveness — all in collaboration with the region’s 14 municipalities. 

Contact for Enquiry 

Kessia Kopecky
Communications Coordinator
Edmonton Global
(780) 913-1291
[email protected] 

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