Brad Wall appointed Canada Co-chair of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council

Brad Wall

Oct 20, 2022

Osler Special Advisor Brad Wall has been appointed Co-chair of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) along with Louis Vachon.

In a statement, Wayne Farmer, CABC president and Managing Partner at Islemount Capital Advisers noted that, “Louis Vachon and Brad Wall are highly respected and seasoned business leaders who saw many years back the potential of developing trade links across the pacific. I would like to thank both of them for joining us, as I am sure the Canada-ASEAN corridor will greatly benefit from their perspective.”

The CABC was established in 2012 by Canadian private sector companies operating in Southeast Asia. It is the pre-eminent organization with an ASEAN region-wide mandate to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN. CABC membership includes leading Canadian enterprises active in ASEAN and is open to companies conducting business or considering doing business between Canada and the ASEAN region. The CABC is headquartered in Singapore and is also registered as a Canadian federal not-for-profit organization

“Canada has a lot to offer to the 10 ASEAN member countries, all across the trade compendium. Bilateral trade between Canada and ASEAN amounts to well over 30 billion per year and is growing. I am looking forward to work with Louis and CABC to further stimulate dialogue and create new opportunities for Canada and other participating nations,” Brad said in the statement.

Brad has a strong background in International Trade and Investment as well as agribusiness. Aside from his position as CABC's Canada co-chair, he will also serve as an advisor in the CABC's Agriculture and Agrifood Committee.

"The Canada-ASEAN relationship will continue to expand over the coming years, as the combined dynamic of trade, economy and demography is evolving at a fast pace. I will be happy to contribute with Brad at supporting CABC over its mission of facilitating increased trade and investment in the Canada-ASEAN economic corridor,” said Louis Vachon.

Mr. Vachon joined J.C Flowers & Co. as operating partner in 2022, after leading National Bank of Canada as president and chief executive officer from 2007 up to his retirement in 2021.