Session - How EDC Can Support the International Development Sector: Private and not-for-profit

International Cooperation Days 2015: "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

Palais des Congrès, Place Du Centre, Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau, Quebec

Session: How EDC Can Support the International Development Sector: Private and not-for-profit
Time/Date: May 14, 15:00 am to 16:30
Room: TBC
Sponsor:  
Speakers:

Guy Racine, Senior Account Manager, EDC

Edward Thomas, Private Secctor Advisor, CARE Canada

Tom Raina (Moderator), Independent Equities Trader 

Objective: EDC has been working to enhance its support to small and medium sized organizations in their export related businesses overseas. As part of this work, it has had some experiences with international development for-profit firms and well as some experiences with the not-for-profit sector. Participate in a discussion of where and how EDC might be a useful business partner for the international development sector, and where challenges remain to be overcome. 
Notes:  
Documents:

Guy Racine Presentation File

Edward Thomas Presentation File

Biography:

Over the last 10 years, Tom Raina has supported Senior Management at Export Development Canada and Brookfield Energy Marketing with strategic and tactical advice, analytics, and out of the box thinking in order to implement and optimize a variety programs and strategies.  He has also worked for a number of companies and funds as a securities trader and research analyst.  Over the past year, he has worked to apply his skill set to the International Development sector.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University, an MBA from Dalhousie University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Guy Racine joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 1979. He worked as a Credit Officer in the North and West Africa Division at EDC’s head office in Ottawa, then moved to the Montreal Office and assumed the position of Business Development Manager. Mr. Racine left EDC in 1984 and worked for a number of banks, including the Bank of Montreal (Credit Officer), Royal Trust (Managing Partner, Immigrant Investor Services) and the Industrial Bank of Japan (Vice President, Eastern Canada, Corporate Banking). In 1998, he rejoined EDC and has since occupied various positions in Business Development. Mr. Racine has a B.Comm and an M.A. Economics from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from École des Hautes Études commerciales in Montreal.