Minister Ng announces appointments and reappointments to Canadian Commercial Corporation board of directors

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July 04, 2023 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is Canada’s government-to-government (G2G) contracting agency. It supports the growth of international trade by helping Canadian companies build successful commercial relationships with foreign governments through G2G contracts.

As the only Canadian agency that offers international contracting expertise, CCC has facilitated the delivery of billions in Canadian products and services to national, state and municipal governments around the world. G2G contracts ensure the smooth delivery of projects for both government buyers and Canadians, delivering more made-in-Canada solutions to every corner of the world.

To ensure that CCC continues to have the leadership it needs to deliver Canadian solutions to the world, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced the following appointments and reappointments to CCC’s board of directors:

  • Mark Dienesch (appointment)
  • Mylène Tassy (appointment)
  • Dyanne Carenza (reappointment)
  • Michael Johnson (reappointment)
  • Christa Wessel (reappointment)

These appointments are made on the basis 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.


“The reappointments and new appointments to the CCC board of directors will ensure that Canadian businesses continue to have the tools they need to explore and grow into new markets. By working together, we will continue to support our businesses and entrepreneurs as they succeed at home and abroad.”

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

Quick facts

  • Established in 1946, CCC is a Crown corporation that helps Canadian exporters sell products and services to foreign government buyers.

  • In 2021 and 2022, CCC helped 422 Canadian companies to export $2.5-billion worth of goods and services.

  • CCC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.

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