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Eric D. Siegel, ICD.D

  • Chair of the Safety, Workplace and Project Risk Committee; 
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Mr. Siegel is a corporate director and a former President and CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC), a Crown corporation and Canada’s export credit agency. Mr. Siegel joined EDC in 1979. In 1997, he became Executive Vice-President and in 2005, Chief Operating Officer, assuming overall leadership for EDC’s business development and transacting groups. In December 2006, he was appointed President and CEO, a position he held until his retirement in December 2010.

Mr. Siegel is currently a director of Citibank Canada and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of York University’s Schulich School of Business. He is also a former Chapter Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Ottawa Chapter). He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics and from York University with a Master of Business Administration. He also completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University and the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Director Education Program. On January 21, 2011, Mr. Siegel was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chinese Business Chamber of Canada (CBCC).