Minister Carr announces first woman president and CEO of Export Development Canada
“Mairead Lavery has a proven record of innovative and trusted leadership at EDC, including championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Her EDC experience will help propel the evolution of EDC’s mandate to support and develop Canada's trade, and the capacity of Canadian companies to participate in and respond to international business opportunities.”
- Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification
Founded in 1944, EDC is a Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles and reports to Parliament through the minister of international trade diversification.
EDC has been facilitating the international business activities of Canadian companies both large and small, in every industry across the country for more than 70 years and has facilitated more than $1 trillion in export and investment activity.
In 2017, EDC provided services to more than 9,000 Canadian businesses, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and commercial customers through more than 5,500 transactions and facilitating over $103 billion in business.
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