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OUR TEAM

Our team is dedicated to supporting innovation, economic development, and investment in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. We’re here to help you find the right opportunities.

Connect with us, get answers to your questions, and see for yourself why the Edmonton Metropolitan Region is great for business. We love it here, and we know that you will too.

Malcolm Bruce

Malcolm Bruce

CEO

After spending 30 years in the military living overseas and across Canada, Malcolm chose the Edmonton Metropolitan Region as the place where his children and grandchildren could achieve their full potential without having to move elsewhere. Formerly the CEO of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board, Malcolm joined the newly-formed Edmonton Global in 2018. He’s proud of the region’s welcoming and inclusive community. It’s a region where people can grow, enjoy and thrive.

 

 

 
Lynette Tremblay

Lynette Tremblay

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Known for her unique ability to create something out of nothing, Lynette has spent a career advancing major issues and initiatives in 3 Canadian provinces. As Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, she brings her background in politics, communications and strategy together to focus on improving regional competitiveness through innovation, partnerships and strategic foresight. Motivated by community building and big challenges, she drives towards results with determination, seemingly endless energy, and quick wit. You may receive texts or emails from her in the wee hours of the morning while she’s at the gym lifting weights or running. And as a passionate shoe lover, you may never see her wear the same pair of shoes twice.

 

Mustafa Sahin

Mustafa Sahin

Vice President, Investment & Trade

Mustafa Sahin is a senior international business and economic development leader with 28 years of experience in trade and investment, sales, and marketing. 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.

 
Chris McLeod

Chris McLeod

Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications

An experienced leader and active community volunteer, Chris has a strong track record of bringing people and ideas together. He has an impressive portfolio and expertise in economic development, community-building, marketing, strategy, and business engagement. An avid cyclist and volunteer ski patroler at Jasper’s Marmot Basin, you can usually find him flying down the nearest mountain side.

 

 
Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Director, Research & Business Intelligence

A life-long champion of the Edmonton region, Jeff believes in the importance of evidence-based decisions that are founded on collaboration, transparency, humility and accuracy. He enjoys looking at maps and pondering the trade-offs between good information now and better information later. His diverse background includes international experience working with academia, private sector, not-for-profits and the public sector. When Jeff is not neck deep in some spreadsheet or research report you can find him exploring local art galleries and music venues – or stopping to smell the wildflowers in the North Saskatchewan river valley.

 
Brent Lakeman

Brent Lakeman

Director, Hydrogen Initiative

>Brent has been leading clean energy initiatives within Alberta for over three decades. His knowledge of Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and his experience in forging industry-government partnerships will help position the Edmonton Metropolitan Region as Canada’s preeminent net zero hydrogen hub. In his free time, Brent can be found running, biking and skiing on Edmonton’s extensive trail network.

 

Alyssa Tintinaglia

Alyssa Tintinaglia

Manager, Strategic Initatives

Armed with a psychology degree and a certificate in project management, Alyssa has a knack for turning chaos into order. A go-getter, she uses her experience to successfully manage and execute projects to support Edmonton Global’s strategic initiatives. With a background in the non-profit sector specializing in small business development, she understands the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s unique advantage as a place to start and grow a business. In her spare time you might find her hanging out with her dog, enjoying a good cup of coffee, in a spin class, or researching her next beach getaway. Alyssa is currently on maternity leave and will return in mid-2021.

Brent Jensen

Brent Jensen

Director, Business Development

With a long background in international business, Brent is a Mandarin speaker who has a wealth of experience ranging from supply shain and wine logistics, to corporate training and facilitation. A University of Alberta alumni and current Senate member, he loves to network and identify business opportunities both locally and abroad. In his free-time you will often find Brent swinging a hammer or working on anything with an engine – glass of vino in hand.

 

Brianna Morris

Manager, Strategic Insight & Global Competitiveness

Brianna is a master at breaking down difficult concepts and encouraging others to consider the big picture. She’s excited to help our region improve its global competitiveness by developing policy solutions and providing thought leadership on economic transformation.Brianna has several years of experience working at public policy think tanks and has had her work featured in media outlets and institutions across the country. She grew up in Calgary, earning a Master’s degree in political science at the University of Calgary, and has since made the Edmonton region her home. A lover of learning as well as of travel, Brianna has sought out opportunities to learn about economics, philosophy, politics, and history throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Brianna has an eclectic range of hobbies, from playing the flute to snowmobiling with her family in the mountains.

 
Amanpreet Bhatti

Amanpreet Bhatti

Business Development Associate

Amanpreet is a charismatic, driven self-starter with a passion to help organizations grow. Born and raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, she was drawn to the business development world early as she watched her parents succeed in running their own businesses. After completing her BCom degree with a management major, she knew that she wanted to be a leader. When she’s not supporting Edmonton Global’s investment attraction activities, Amanpreet is pursuing her passions for reading, fashion, travelling, and trying any and every new restaurant or café in the region.

 

Amanda Borman

Amanda Borman

Office Manager

Amanda has a knack for finding creative solutions. If she doesn’t know something, she knows who does. With over 15 years of hands-on regional experience working with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board, and now Edmonton Global, Amanda’s portfolio includes executive and operational support, as well as programs and event management. An enthusiast of triple espresso and non-fiction, Amanda can be found discovering new adventures in literature and movies.

 

Perry Eddy

Perry Eddy

Manager, Business Development

Credited for his “gift of gab” since he was a very young child, Perry is passionate about starting conversations and opening doors. He’s a relationship-builder who watches for — and listens to — the challenges and needs of people in business. Perry finds opportunities to make business happen⁠ — connecting the dots between capacity and opportunity. As Edmonton Global’s Business Development Manager, his function is to attract investment and eliminate barriers to business growth in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Around the office, he’s also known for his awesome dad jokes.

 

Sherri Bouslama

Marketing & Communications Strategist

A born storyteller, Sherri loves the thrill that comes from taking complex issues and translating them into simple messages that are easily understood. Having lived in and around Edmonton all her life, she’s excited to be able to use her love of the written word to promote the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.  A true Edmontonian, Sherri lives for the summer months when you can often find her hitting up the various Edmonton festivals, camping with friends or hanging out in a park with her nose in a book.

 
Jane Mayaki

Jane Mayaki

Digital Marketing Manager

Jane holds a master’s degree in Global Business Management and a certificate in Project Management. She has lived and worked in Nigeria, France and South Korea and worked with international companies on their entry strategies into new markets. Jane’s background includes experience in a variety of different industries throughout her career. She loves using analytics to build and define strategies.  On the side, Jane is pursuing her love of fashion and styling by running a fashion blog in her free time.

 
Maria Siruno

Maria Siruno

Administrative Assistant

Maria loves to create things from scratch and make them beautiful. She’s a master at finding efficiency and enjoys exploring new technology. Maria immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 2010 when she first landed in Ontario. Since 2013 she’s called Edmonton her home. She recently received her diploma as an administrative professional. Maria enjoys spending her time volunteering at her church, honing her baking skills, hiking, exploring in nature and playing the ukulele.

 

Almas Danish

Research Analyst

Almas was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and moved Canada in 2015. With a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Almas has more than 15 years of experience in higher education teaching and research. She is also a Microsoft certified Data Analyst and certified Professional SCRUM Master. Her problem solving and analytical skills enables her to tell stories through data and numbers. Almas is a family-oriented person who loves to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking food from different cuisines. Gardening and exploring Edmonton’s beautiful trails are her favourite past times in the summers.

 

Boris Pecuh

Accountant

A MacEwan University alumni, Boris has completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in accounting and is currently completing his CPA accounting designation. With a background in public practice, he’s has spent the past several years as a public accountant in the assurance line of business working with not-for-profit clients and small to medium sized businesses. Boris is is a fluent speaker of three languages – English, Ukranian and Croatian. In his free time Boris is an avid snowboarder, soccer player and mountain biker and can be found exploring Edmonton and its surrounding parks.

 

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