Chief Executive Officer
Rick Christiaanse was appointed CEO in October 2021. Rick is a seasoned senior executive in the corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors and brings decades of senior business leadership experience driving growth and completing multi-million-dollar investments globally. He offers a breadth of knowledge extending from the high-tech ecosystem for both start-ups and billion-dollar enterprises to working hand-in-glove with governments and not-for-profit organizations. A highly effective commercial tactician, Rick is adept at driving brand equity, operational results, and shareholder value in competitive markets.
As CEO, Rick leads Invest Alberta in breaking down barriers for investors and attracting high impact, high value investments and jobs to the province.
Vice President, Investor Services
Lynette Tremblay leads the Invest Services division that is dedicated to providing high-end tailored support to companies, investors and major new projects. The Investor Services Team includes marketing and communications, external relations, research & market intelligence, investor experience and human resources. The team provides various concierge services to investors including navigating regulatory, policy and permitting requirements, connecting with government and stakeholders, communications and public relations support, site visits and selection, data and research for business case development and more.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Jasmine Nuthall leads the Finance and Administration team responsible for Invest Alberta’s financial management, procurement services, global operations and administration. The Finance & Administration Team includes finance and accounting, legal and contracts, administration and IT. The team is focused on operating an efficient, modern and innovative investment promotion agency.
Managing Director, Canada
Justin Archer leads the Investment Promotion teams across Canada, which include Edmonton and Calgary and is soon to include Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. This team includes sector expertise across energy, petrochemicals, agriculture, tourism, technology & innovation, film, financial services, and aviation. Along with sector expertise, this team provides companies end-to-end support with investment in Alberta.
Managing Director, Asia (ex China)
Greg Baker leads the investment promotion teams in Asia (ex China), which includes Invest Alberta’s global offices in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India and soon to include Singapore. This team provides companies and investors in Asian markets with advice and support in exploring investment opportunities in Alberta.
Managing Director, Greater China
Kevin Tsui leads the investment promotion teams in Greater China, which includes Invest Alberta’s global offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. This team provides companies and investors in Greater China with advice and support in exploring investment opportunities in Alberta.
Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Klaus Büttner leads the investment promotion team in London, UK, and is soon to include teams in Dubai and Dusseldorf. This team provides companies and investors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with advice and support in exploring investment opportunities in Alberta.
Jordan Speakman leads the investment promotion team across the United States of America, with offices opening soon in San Francisco, Houston and New York. This team will provide companies and investors in the United States with advice and support in exploring investment opportunities in Alberta.