The Edmonton Chamber is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Sundquist has been appointed President & CEO effective June 1, 2021, having succeeded Janet Riopel in this role.
Serving at senior executive levels in both private and public sectors, Jeffrey has significant experience in economic development, trade, international diplomacy, corporate strategy, acquisitions, finance, and higher education. He has worked internationally throughout his professional career, conducting business in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the United States.
Jeffrey previously served as Chief Executive Officer of EDC Environmental Group of Companies, the parent investment company of environmental services companies in Canada and the United States treating industrial wastewater and contaminated soil. Before that, as the senior diplomat appointed to the High Commission of Canada in London, he represented Alberta’s policy, trade, investment and reputational interests in Europe.
Jeffrey has served on a number of Chamber board and policy committees, most recently as the Board Vice Chair. He also serves on the Boards of Edmonton Global, EDC Environmental Group, is an advisor to the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce, and served as Chair of the Greater Edmonton Region Chambers of Commerce.
“Jeffrey’s keen understanding of the Chamber community, his passion for economic development, and his experience in international relations will bring a new perspective and fresh ideas to our organization.” said Janet M. Riopel, outgoing President & CEO, “I leave with the great satisfaction of knowing that the Edmonton Chamber will continue to deliver on it’s considerable and highly-respected legacy with strong and focused leadership.”
“The Edmonton Chamber’s modernization and return to relevancy over the past six years has been tremendous.” said Elan MacDonald, Chair of the Edmonton Chamber’s Board of Directors, “Jeffrey’s experience will bring a new dynamic to the organization, and I can’t wait to see how our Chamber evolves once more under his leadership.”
“Janet has built a very strong team which has strengthened the relevance and voice of the Edmonton Chamber.” said Jeffrey Sundquist, incoming President & CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, “During these challenging times, now more than ever, a strong Chamber is essential to the business community and the Edmonton Region, and I look very forward to taking on this important role.”
About the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
For over 130 years the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce contributed to ambitious, foundational projects that have helped build Edmonton into the city it is today. Our track record of success has made us the sought‐after voice of business in Edmonton.
Our member companies represent small, medium, and large businesses, and every sector of the economy, from heavy industry and manufacturing to retail and non‐profit organizations.
We are proud of our work and our members. We are unwavering in our commitment to using our powerful voice to champion Edmonton and the entire region as a great place to live, work, and do business.