Hello CCCJ Members!
My name is David Anderson and I am the Managing Director of the Alberta Japan Office. Prior to this posting I served as the Executive Director of the CCCJ for nearly 3 years. Before my time at the Chamber, I spent 5 years working at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Toronto. In short, the last 10 years of my life have been spent promoting the development of commerce between Canada and Japan, which is in fact exactly the mandate of the CCCJ.
Through my experience heading the secretariat of the Chamber, I have an enhanced understanding of the operations of the Chamber and areas where opportunities and challenges exist. As Vice-Chair, my goals will be to improve communication clarity between the office, the Board and the various Committees thereby improving cooperation and operational efficiencies. Also, with my experiences over the past 10 years, I have developed a strong awareness of and network among many Canadian and Japanese companies. As Vice-Chair, I will proactively promote membership to companies that are yet to join and encourage active Member engagement in the Chamber.
Promoting Canada-Japan commercial relations is not only my job, but something I am passionate about. There is tremendous opportunity for growth and development in the bilateral relationship and the CCCJ has a unique and important role to play in helping achieve this. As Vice-Chair, I commit to you to work hard to make the Chamber and our community a stronger place.