Join Canadian Club Toronto on April 12 when we host the Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Minister Fedeli will discuss how Ontario is uniquely positioned to become a North American leader in developing and building the cars of the future.
**The livestream for virtual guests will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & a link will be provided closer to the event date.**
The Honourable Victor Fedeli
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
The Honourable Victor Fedeli is a lifelong entrepreneur, successful businessperson, author, and philanthropist, and serves the Ford government as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
His business experience led his firm Fedeli Corporation to be ranked 34th in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Canada in 1989. It also served him well, when he was elected to two terms as Mayor of North Bay from 2003 to 2010. As Mayor, Vic focused on fiscal prudence and economic development, restoring hope and restoring solvency to North Bay.
In 2011 Vic was elected to the Ontario Legislature and is now serving his third term as MPP for Nipissing. In 2018 the PC Caucus unanimously elected him to serve as Interim Leader of the Official Opposition.
Vic served ten terms on the Board of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, served as District Chamber of Commerce, served as Director with Global Vision, and has served on many agencies, boards, and commissions, often as Chair.
He is married to local humour writer Patty and is always seen in one of his trademark yellow ties.
Financial Communications Executive, Board Member and Best-Selling Author
Andrea is a senior business executive, strategic corporate advisor and communicator. She brings 25 years of corporate, capital markets, political, policy and media experience to advise senior leaders and their organizations on key issues, from public markets fundraising, ESG and corporate reputation to employee engagement and media strategy. She was most recently Senior Vice-President and Practice Lead, Capital Markets, for NATIONAL PR, and launched the Toronto office of New York-based CEO advisory firm, Teneo. A former Vice-President of Corporate Communications for Kinross Gold, Andrea also has a deep background in politics, having served as a senior advisor to a federal cabinet minister and run as political candidate. She began her career as a business journalist, reporting for the Financial Times of London in Latin America, and as a television anchor for CTV’s Business News Network.
Andrea is a member of the Advisory Board for Crown Realty Partners, a private commercial real estate company, and is an Operating Advisory with Vertu Capital, a Toronto-based private equity firm specializing in Canadian global enterprise software companies. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centre of Innovation and the Canadian Club of Toronto. She is the author of the best-selling business book, ‘Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson: Rescuing Canadian Business from the Suds of Global Obscurity.’