Mariette Mulaire, CITP / FIBP
President and CEO / Présidente-directrice Générale, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Mariette Mulaire has served as President and CEO of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg since its official opening in April 2013. She also sits on the World Trade Centers Association’s Board of Directors. Prior to that, she was the President and CEO of ANIM since its inception in 2007, where her involvement in numerous economic development initiatives on behalf of Manitoba included spearheading the creation and hosting of Centrallia, the first international B2B forum of its kind in Western Canada. Her previous economic development experience includes ten years as Executive Director for the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), and working with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and Canadian Heritage.
Mariette Mulaire’s participation in national associations and initiatives includes serving on the Boards of Directors of the Bank of Canada, the Canada-Israel Industrial Research Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and TV5, as well as the Advisory Board of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). She was co-chair of the Canada Summer Games 2017 Host Society and spokesperson for Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, she was named one of the top 10 most influential Canadian Francophones by Francopresse. Locally, Mariette Mulaire is an active member of organisations such as the Asper School of Business Associates Recruitment Committee. She was also the spokesperson for the 200th anniversary of Université de St. Boniface (2018). She was awarded the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique in 2010, was the 2011 recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction award in the “Leadership” category, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
She was the 2015 recipient of the Award of Excellence – Promotion of Linguistic Duality from the Commissioner of Official languages. She received the Prix Riel and the Prix Maurice Gauthier in 2017 in recognition of her ongoing commitment to the promotion of linguistic duality in Manitoba and Canada. Mariette Mulaire holds a national designation with the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) as a Professional Manager, in management and administration, and earned the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).