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Tim Lesiuk

Executive Director

BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
- British Columbia
(Board of Directors)

Experienced senior executive with over 20 years of diverse resource and public sector success advancing commercial development, investment and corporate sustainability by combining economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.

Public service entrepreneur, enhancing the special trust placed in public service employees by the citizens of British Columbia with the strategic approaches of the technology and investment community and innovation in management of public resources from the industrial sector.

Learning leader, experience in building high performing teams to tackle some of the thorniest issues of the day while growing the leaders that will manage those issues in the future.

  • Unique perspective representing the views of industry, government and civil society, in the development and diversification of British Columbia's economy.
  • Proven ability to build consensus around controversial issues of social, economic and environmental trade-off.
  • Positive relationship builder with aboriginal and First Nation communities and leaders in support of shared decision making and economic developmentExtensive media relations and communications experience as corporate and government representative and spokesperson.
  • International trade and investment attraction, international project development, and negotiation of international agreements and treaties
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