Ron Huber's mandate on the Board of Governors is to continue making democratic and member-focused changes to the organization to ensure that the Chamber becomes and remains the most influential organization of its type and size. As Corporate Secretary between 2012 and 2015 and a governor since 2013, he is dedicated to helping empower the organization and strengthen ties between Japan and Canada. With a wide range of skills as a businessperson and lawyer and considerable uniqueness as an individual, he continues to support the Chamber in this pivotal time for the organization and Canada-Japan relations.
Since 1992 Ron has worked, studied and lived in both Japan and Canada, spending almost equal times in various roles in both countries. For many years now he has been based full-time out of Tokyo again, but close ties to his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta have allowed him to maintain his position as faculty at Grant MacEwan University and the Director of their Japan Practicum for the Asia Pacific Management Program in the MacEwan School of Business.
In addition to his full-time day job as Chief Marketing Officer for Mystays Hotels under the Fortress Investment Group - also responsible for Village House and Solaniwa Onsen at Osaka Bay Tower - he is an Alberta lawyer and former Canadian trade-mark agent, an investor in a number of startups including Original Stitch and NetConnect, and is growing a residential real estate portfolio in central Tokyo. He has extensive experience as a CRM, advertising, brand, legal and business consultant in Tokyo serving numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as SMEs and startups in fluent Japanese and English.
Ron has been an avid gamer for over 30 years, and when not gaming on one of his half-dozen Xboxes, loves to be outdoors snowboarding, surfing, or rock climbing. He also has a large and constantly growing collection of music, videos, books, and hot sauces.