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Global Compact Network Canada Appointed New Head of Secretariat

Published 12-10-18

Submitted by Global Compact Network Canada

The Global Compact Network Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayman Chowdhury as the Head of Secretariat.

Ayman has been serving the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) as a Senior Sustainability Consultant and has worked with the GCNC in different capacities since 2016. He has played a key role in improving GCNC’s value offerings and strengthening its brand image over the last couple of years.

“We are very pleased to appoint Ayman as the new Head of Secretariat of the GCNC,” said Jonathan Drimmer, Chair of the GCNC’s board of directors. “Ayman’s experience, business understanding, and passion for corporate sustainability management will build on the success that Helle Bank Jorgensen has helped the GCNC to achieve.” He further added, “Helle has done an outstanding job of spearheading this organization since 2013, and we look forward to her continued engagement as a Senior Advisor.”

On Ayman’s appointment, Helle said: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ayman for the last two and half years in different capacities, and I am confident that he is the right person for taking GCNC forward. He has the leadership skills and dedication to help the organization move to the next level. GCNC plays a pioneering role in Canada in advancing the SDGs and the sustainability agenda. I believe with the support of our many network members; he will be able to leave an astounding mark to GCNC’s success story.”

Following his appointment as Head of Secretariat, Ayman said, “I am honoured to accept the position of Head of Secretariat of the Global Compact Network Canada. I got into this field to contribute to the sustainable growth of the Canadian private sector. I am excited to lead a fantastic team, which goes an extra mile every day to offer the best value to the GCNC members.” He added, “It is not going to be an easy task to fill the shoes of my great mentor, Helle Bank Jorgensen. I am glad that we will have her continued guidance and support as a Senior Advisor. I am confident that with UNGC’s rich resources and platform for collaboration, and with the support of our members, we will be able to make significant strides towards sustainability and the SDGs.”

About the Global Compact Network Canada

The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) is the Canadian Network of the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. The GCNC is spearheading the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, it unifies and builds the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration. www.globalcompact.ca

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Global Compact Network Canada

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The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with over 10,000 signatories in 130 countries committing to ten universally accepted principles. The Global Compact Network Canada builds the capacity of the Canadian corporate sector to embrace sustainable business practices.

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