Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Since October 2021, Rick Christiaanse has been leading Invest Alberta in breaking down barriers for investors and attracting high impact, high value investments and jobs to the province. 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.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Lynette Tremblay joined Invest Alberta in 2021, bringing experience in senior and executive roles in government, energy, communications, and international business development. She leads the investment attraction and investor services teams that provide high-end tailored support to companies, investors, and major new projects. The concierge services provided to investors leverages the full breadth of support offered across the organization to help investors navigate regulatory, policy and permitting requirements, connect with government and stakeholders, support site visits and selection, and more.
Chief Corporate Development Officer (CDO)
Jeff Gaulin joined Invest Alberta in March 2023. Jeff brings extensive experience in the public and private sectors with a strong background in marketing and communications, public, stakeholder and Indigenous relations, as well as a focus on strategic planning, employee engagement and people development. Jeff will be building relationships and strategies related to global engagement, stakeholder relations, partnerships, research-based innovation, marketing, and communications and more.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Jasmine Nuthall joined Invest Alberta in 2022, bringing extensive experience as a strategic financial partner. She has a distinguished career in accounting that includes expertise in risk assessment, strategic planning, internal control frameworks, and operational oversight. She leads the Finance and Administration team who handle all aspects of Invest Alberta’s financial management, procurement, FOIP, legal, and administrative operations.
Managing Director, Canada
With extensive experience in international trade and investment, Sarojini Vasant leads the investment promotion team in Canada. Her team, based in Alberta and Toronto, is focused on increasing awareness of Alberta’s economic strengths, and securing investments from global businesses across Alberta’s priority sectors.
Managing Director, Asia
Adeel Ahmad leads the investment promotion teams in Asia, which includes advisors located in New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. He supports the team in identifying and pursuing high-value investment opportunities for the Alberta market. Based in Seoul, Adeel is focused on ensuring appropriate partnerships are in place to build awareness of the investment opportunities and landscape in Alberta and promote emerging investment opportunities.
Managing Director, Greater China
Kevin Tsui leads the investment promotion team for Greater China, overseeing investment attraction advisors located in Mainland China and Hong Kong. This team assists companies and investors across Greater China to capitalize on Alberta’s diverse industries and strong economy while developing partnerships to realize their business ambitions in North America.