On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), I would like to welcome our new President and Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Kwon.
Bobby has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2018 and I am grateful for his recently expressed interest in the CEO role given his international experience, and his desire to be of service to Canada and supporting Canadian exporters to be even more successful on a global front.
Bobby has held senior roles with MediPharm Labs, George Weston Ltd., Janssen Inc., and Unilever where he worked in several global roles. He brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience that will prove invaluable in successfully navigating our way through an increasingly complex and highly competitive global marketplace. Bobby also holds an MBA from Queen’s University, a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and is a CPA.
Given Bobby’s role on the Board, he is very committed and knowledgeable of the strategy established by the Board and CCC’s leadership team two years ago. The Board is excited, as am I, to continue to work together with Bobby and the Management Team to deliver on CCC’s ambitious strategic plan to help even more Canadian companies of all sizes to scale their business through export.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ernie Briard for assuming the responsibilities of Interim President and CEO, in addition to his role of Vice-President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. I speak for everyone at CCC in expressing gratitude for his dedication and hard work and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his experience as a member of the senior management team.
Chair, Board of Directors of CCC
About Robert (Bobby) Kwon, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of CCC, Bobby Kwon was the Chief Financial Officer of global corporation MediPharm Labs. He was also a member of the Canadian Commercial Corporation’s Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Kwon was Senior Vice President at George Weston Ltd., overseeing the Executive Chairman’s Office. Prior to this role, he worked at Unilever in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, in a number of senior finance and corporate positions – including CFO for the Canadian business and Chief of Staff to Group CEO in London. Before that Bobby was Director of Finance at Janssen Inc.
Mr. Kwon currently serves on the Advisory Board of CFO Leadership Program jointly developed by Odgers and Rotman School of Management. He has also served on the Boards of Unilever Canada Inc. and GS1 (Retail Sector). Bobby is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, volunteers at the Regent Park Community Centre, and supports several Korean-Canadian community organizations.