OTTAWA, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Poirier of Oakville, Ontario, to the board of directors of the Toronto Port Authority for a three-year term.
"I am pleased that Mr. Poirier has agreed to serve on the board of the Toronto Port Authority," said Minister Lebel. "His proven track record in business and financial management will greatly benefit the authority."
Mr. Poirier, who holds a bachelor of business management from Ryerson University, has been the managing director at State Street Global Services since 2006, where he is responsible for developing an alternative investment market in the United States, Latin America and Asia. From 2002 to 2006, he was the client vice-president, Financial Solutions, at Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., where he created and established large financial services that primarily focused on businesses' needs. From 1999 to 2002, he was the senior manager, Client Strategies and Business Development, at the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Poirier also acted as senior advisor to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1992 until 1999, working on the establishment of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as well as and the creation of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
The Toronto Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Toronto under the Canada Marine Act. Seventeen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading nation.
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