Minister Ng announces reappointment to Canadian Commercial Corporation board of directors 

News release

July 2, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Expanding access to international markets means more opportunities for businesses, workers, and all Canadians to succeed and prosper, particularly as Canada begins to restart and rebuild from the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) helps Canadian exporters sell products and services abroad and helps international governments buy made-in-Canada solutions.

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today announced the reappointment of Christa C. Wessel as a director of the CCC’s board of directors for a 3-year term.

The board’s responsibility is to supervise the direction and management of the CCC, oversee its strategic development, and identify opportunities to help the organization serve Canadian businesses better.

The CCC appointment is the result of an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process developed to attract high-quality candidates while reflecting gender parity and Canada’s diversity in Governor-in-Council appointments.


“Entrepreneurs around the world are facing an incredible amount of uncertainty amid COVID-19, and the export community is navigating uncharted territory. Now more than ever, our government remains committed to strengthening accountability, increasing responsible business conduct, and diversifying and growing our exports to the benefit of all Canadians. Together, with the proven leadership of the CCC’s board directors, we will support Canadian businesses through this unprecedented time.”

- Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Quick facts

  • Founded in 1946, the CCC is a Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles and reports to Parliament through the minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.

  • The CCC is Canada’s government-to-government contracting organization. It supports the growth of international trade by helping Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments.

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Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

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