Stephen Lund appointed CEO of Toronto Global
Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
The Toronto Global Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Stephen Lund as Chief Executive Officer. For the past five years, Stephen has served as the CEO and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Small Business at Opportunities New Brunswick and will begin his new role with Toronto Global on September 23. A proven leader in the economic development and investment promotion industry, Stephen brings 30 years of progressive leadership experience in private and public sector organizations, including twenty years at the CEO level in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector in
Atlantic Canada, according to the Toronto Global. Stephen has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada five times in a row, was named one of the Top 500 most influential people in Financial Centres worldwide, and has been inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine’s CEO Hall of Fame.
“To say that I am excited about the opportunity to join the highly respected team at Toronto Global is an understatement” said Lund. ” The Toronto Region is a powerhouse on the international stage and is only becoming more attractive to international investors as we navigate these unchartered waters in the post-COVID era. There is so much opportunity to bring in the right investments that will strengthen and rebuild our regional economy, and I am honoured to take on this task working with all of our partners from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.”
Prior to leading Opportunities New Brunswick, Stephen worked in the financial services industry before taking on the task of building a new organization aimed at attracting investment to the Province of Nova
Scotia. Stephen built Nova Scotia Business Inc. from the ground up and served as its President and CEO for twelve years. His experience building an organization and working with multiple stakeholders in both
the private and public sectors will be instrumental to his new role at Toronto Global, where he will be working closely with all three levels of government, in addition to the Toronto Region business community.
Toronto Global’s team of experienced business advisors works to help international companies access the most dynamic and innovative region in the world. TG actively seeks global companies interested in expanding to the Toronto Region and connect investors with the right opportunities that will facilitate the successful growth of their business.