Global Strategy and Commercial Diplomacy Consulting Firm Announces New Advisory Board

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Allam Advisory Group ("AAG"), a Canadian based international business, strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy services firm (, is pleased to announce the creation of an Advisory Board to advise the company's senior management team on strategy, planning, performance and stakeholder relations.

AAG's newly-selected advisors— are leading executives currently with, or from organizations including the United Nations, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, First Avenue Advisory, Raymond James Ltd, Aird & Berlis LLP, McGill University, PwC, and Cowater International.

"AAG has built a foundation of expertise that is unmatched and a team that is dynamic and growing," said AAG's Founder and CEO, Omar Allam. "Fundamentally, AAG helps businesses be successful in Canada and abroad including emerging markets. We help our clients identify opportunities, build bridges, and make long-lasting change. The most exciting place to be right now is at the intersection of all these trends."

This diverse group of senior executives will share their expertise with AAG as the company continues to work as an integral part of the organizations they serve, help navigate international markets, overcome obstacles, and implement strategies to build and preserve value.

"We are extremely fortunate to have access to the experience of such well-respected business and public sector leaders on our Advisory Board," said Allam. "We have put a razor-sharp focus on investing in top talent to ensure we stay ahead of our competition in this fast-moving marketplace. I am confident that this team, with its deep knowledge in business, government and diplomacy, and proven management experience, will be an unrivalled asset to AAG both in North America and globally. This is an important step in our ambition to become our clients' most valued business partner,"

The newly appointed advisory board members include experts in international trade and investment, foreign affairs, technology, international affairs, banking and financial services, business and leadership.

The members of AAG's Advisory Board are:

  • Dr. Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor, United Nations
  • Jillian Stirk, Former Canadian Ambassador and Assistant Deputy Minister with Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Peter Sutherland, Former Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Philippines and High Commissioner to India
  • Dr. Karl Moore, Associate Professor, McGill University;
  • Kash Pashootan, Senior Vice President, First Avenue Advisory of Raymond James Ltd.
  • Wilson Pearce, Vice President, Cowater International
  • David Mersereau, Vice President of Finance, Harris Computer Systems

About Allam Advisory Group
The Allam Advisory Group (AAG) operates as a global business, commercial diplomacy and strategy consulting firm that helps businesses expand and operate in Canada and emerging markets. The firm's services include global market entry and expansion strategies, partner identification, commercial diplomacy/government relations advisory, trade finance advisory, and public-private partnerships development advisory. AAG is headquartered in Ottawa, with more than 40 seasoned professionals around the world. The firm works with business leaders and their companies, associations, and non-profits to assess and manage risk, identify commercial opportunities, position for success, build lasting relationships, and solve commercial, political, and regulatory challenges. The firm's global network includes team members in Cairo, Chennai, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mesa, Montreal, San Jose, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Zurich and elsewhere.

SOURCE Allam Advisory Group

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