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TORONTO, April 20, 2022 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AMCHAM Canada) today announced that Toronto banking executive David Olsen has been appointed as the national chair for the organization’s board of directors. Olsen is the regional president and principal officer for PNC Bank in Canada with more than 25 years of finance experience in both the U.S. and in Canada.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dave as our new AMCHAM Canada national chair,” said Rick Tachuk, AMCHAM Canada’s retiring national chair. “His prior leadership as national vice chair and deep knowledge of our members and international business makes him the ideal candidate to move AMCHAM Canada’s mission forward, and we are excited to have him in this leadership role.”
Responsible for all aspects of PNC Bank’s growth across Canada, Olsen has a deep-seeded knowledge of corporate banking, treasury management, business banking, retail banking and risk management. During his tenure with PNC, he has held a number of leadership roles and prior to his current position, Olsen served as the bank’s chief operating officer in Canada. Olsen has served as the vice chair for AMCHAM Canada for the last three years and is currently the GTA chair. He is also active with several other cross-border investment focused entities, including serving as the founding chair of InvestUSA. Olsen earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
“I am honored to serve as the next AMCHAM Canada national chair and am committed to building on the strong progress the organization has made over the past several years,” said David Olsen. “In the current economic and geopolitical climate, it has never been more critical to bolster and strengthen the world’s largest, most successful trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. The AMCHAM Canada leadership team and members are proud to play a role in this effort, as we understand the benefit the relationship brings to both countries and the companies that operate within their borders.”
Olsen will be joined by the 16 members of the board of directors and the national executive leadership team, which includes Rick Tachuk, Michel Belval, Bill Kitay, Andrea van Vugt and Kara Eusebio.
About The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) is a private, non-profit, membership organization that promotes the two-way flow of trade, goods, services and investment between Canada and the United States.
AmCham Canada with seven chapters located throughout Canada is committed to promoting trade opportunities, advancing economic growth, and facilitating the mobility of people, goods and services across the longest undefended border in the world. AmCham Canada continually strives to promote and foster a positive climate for commerce, trade and investment between the United States and Canada, as well as positive working environment among the business people and professional who facilitate and strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
AmCham Canada is a proud member of the United States Chamber of Commerce. The largest global and international business organization in the world. With affiliates located in over 112 countries, The U. S. Chamber is recognized around the globe as a business leader for trade and commerce and from the United States.
For more information contact:
Andrea van Vugt
National Strategy Director