Board of Directors

Committed to supporting Winnipeg’s thriving business community

The Chamber is governed by members of a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors are from companies of various sizes and sectors and reflect the diversity of our membership. We are also proud to have a gender-balanced board.

Each director brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and is committed to community leadership and supporting The Chamber’s mission. The board meets regularly to approve policy, engage in discussion around issues affecting the business community and to make decisions around the general governance of The Chamber.

 

Liz Choi

Chair
Education Canada Group

Liz Choi is the Chief Transformation and Growth Officer at Education Canada Group. As a growth-minded, futuristic thinker with entrepreneurial drive and sound business knowledge, she is known for delivering high value. Throughout her career, she has been a catalyst for cross-functional efficiencies and an effective problem solver who can overcome complex challenges and resolve operational process problems, formulate strategic solutions, and implement changes that benefit the organization’s bottom line.

 


 

Mark Jones, FCPA, FCGA

Incoming Chair
Olafson & Jones Chartered Professional Accountants Inc.

Mark has been a partner in the accounting firm, Olafson & Jones Chartered Professional Accountants since 2008. The firm offers a full range of accounting, assurance, taxation, and consulting services to a diverse personal and corporate clientele, ranging from small home-based businesses to large private enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit, and First Nations entities.
Prior to entering public practice, Mark was the General Manager & Prairie Regional Director for Video One Canada, the country’s largest distributor of home video, games, and accessories, working with both local independent retailers and major national chains.

An active volunteer, Mark has served on several boards in addition to The Chamber including CPA Manitoba, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, and his local community centre.

In his personal life, Mark is a proud Dad, a passionate fan of the Bombers and Jets, and a bad golfer.


 

Photography by Mike Sudoma

Shreeraj Patel

Past Chair
RBC

​Raj Patel has an extensive background and involvement in the financial industry both in commercial and corporate banking for the last 18 years.

Patel joined RBC in 2014 and was appointed to the role of Vice President, Commercial Financial Services in 2017. He is responsible for a diversified team that covers the industry sectors of: Real Estate Development/Private and Public REITS, Construction Services, Public Sector, Supply Chain and Transportation.

 

Raj earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, and his MBA from the University of Phoenix (Vancouver campus).


 

Jeannette Montufar
Executive Member
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd

Loren Remillard
President and CEO
Secretary
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Robert Kowalchuk
Treasurer
KPMG LLP

Hipolito Alibin Jr.
Max’s Restaurant Winnipeg

Amanda Buhse
Coal & Canary Inc.

Jessica Floresco
Mother Earth Recycling

Ryan Klassen
Bell MTS

Frank Koch-Schulte
Edison Properties

Nathan Maertins
MNP LLP

Stefan Maynard
BOLD Commerce

Sofia Mirza
Fillmore Riley LLP

Lynne Skromeda
Winnipeg Folk Festival

Etoile Stewart
Blueprint Inc.