Ambassadors

The Canada-Europe Economic Chamber as a unique and high quality network of Ambassadors across Europe and Canada.

Each Ambassador is committed to assist you locally with your inquiries about business opportunities between Canada and the European Union. They also are a local point of contact to get more information about our next events in Brussels, elsewhere in Europe and Canada.

Belgium

Grégoire Tolstoï

Grégoire Tolstoï | Culturious SPRL

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Grégoire Tolstoï is at the head of an event company based in Brussels for more than 20 years. He is currently developing a web platform in the culture sector. He is a great friend of Canada and Quebec where he travels regularly, both for business and for interest in the culture and people of this great country. He is actively encouraging investment and the creation of cultural bridges across the ocean.

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Canada & European union

Sam Ayoub

Sam Ayoub | CEEC-EU

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Sam Ayoub has an extensive knowledge of the Canadian market. Owning a Direct Marketing company since more than 25 years with offices across Canada from Quebec City to Vancouver serving clients from all categories and all sizes. Having both citizenships, Canadian and French, Sam was also deeply involved with various international Chamber of Commerce before founding the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber in Canada and Europe.

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France & Monaco

Philippe Poullain

Philippe Poullain | Opus Groupe

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Born in Paris and with an extensive travel experience of 80 visited countries, Mr Poullain is a true business connector. He used to live in Quebec City for 13 years, taking over a family retail business, before developing various projects on it’s own.

Mr Poullain understands the cultural differences of European and Canadian continents

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Luxembourg

Melina Howard

Melina Howard | Lexfield

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When working for a private bank, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Canadian companies and intermediaries for worldwide clients with local interests.

More recently, through LexField an independent Luxembourg law firm and FideField a corporate services provider, as well thought out networks such as the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber, my connections with Canada grew stronger. This growth was thanks to local contacts needing advice and assistance to develop their businesses in Europe and more specifically those wishing to use Luxembourg as a platform for their investments across Europe

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Netherlands

Julie Allen

Julie Allen | NCCC Trade

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Having lived and worked in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Ms Allen has built a wide network of business professionals and significant cross-cultural experience.

She is the President of Momenthai, a consultancy firm based in the Netherlands offering various services to start-ups, established companies and investors, and is also Executive Director of the Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

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Slovakia

Joseph Burza

Joseph Burza | Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Slovakia)

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Joseph Burza is President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia (ksok.sk). He is CEO of the company Hagiel specialized in immigration to Canada (Hagiel.com). Mr. Burza is also publisher of the prestigious international magazine CANADA Exclusive (CanadaExclusive.com).

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Switzerland

Darren Downs

Darren Downs | ABB

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Darren is the Vice President Head of Public Reporting at ABB where has worked since 2012. Darren is a Certified Public Accountant (CA) in Canada and California and previously worked for EY and Deloitte. Darren is from Vancouver, where he travels several times per year. As the President of the Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Darren has extensive business contacts in Switzerland. Outside of his professional interests, Darren is a passionate Burgundy wine collector.

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