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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.

 
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.

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.

 

Lisa Jane de Gara

Manager, Policy & Advocacy
Lisa Jane (or LJ) de Gara is relentlessly energetic and loves solving complex problems. After receiving her BA in Political Science at McGill University and her MPA at the University of Saskatchewan, Lisa Jane returned to her hometown of Edmonton. Lisa Jane is an avid independent researcher in technology policy; she has presented her work at academic conferences as far afield as Lithuania and Japan. In her free time, Lisa Jane is a shameless aficionado of reality television, comedy podcasts, and movies—especially the bad ones.

 

 
Brent Jensen

Brent Jensen

Senior Manager, 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.

 
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 business and hospitality 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 business program and events, Amanpreet is pursuing her passions for reading, fashion, travelling, and trying any and every new restaurant or café in the region.

 

 
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.

 
Stefan Scherer

Stefan Scherer

Senior Manager, Business Development
Stefan was born and raised in Germany and completed his education as an experimental physicist in Germany and Switzerland with a PhD in Space Sciences. Following many years in space science and the automotive industry in Europe and the US, he made Edmonton his new home in 2009. For the past decade, Stefan worked at higher education in the area of research management and directed large international research programs covering topics from energy and environment to health and life sciences before joined Edmonton Global in spring 2020. Stefan is looking after the Life Sciences sector in Edmonton Global and will further drive the relations with Europe.

 

 
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 expresso and non-fiction, Amanda can be found discovering new adventures in literature and movies.

 

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.
 
Chris McLeod

Chris McLeod

Director, Marketing and 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.

 

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