The New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC) is pleased to announce that effective January 11th, 2021, Alex LeBlanc has been appointed as the organization's new President and CEO.
Alex joins the Business Council following more than six years as Executive Director of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC), where he developed a deep knowledge of files that are of strategic importance to the Council and developed critical experience leading a dynamic member-based organization.
A self-starter and collaborative leader, Alex has raised the profile of the NBMC, expanded programs and services, and has been instrumental in changing attitudes and growing support for immigration in New Brunswick.
“We are very excited to welcome Alex LeBlanc as the new President and CEO of the Business Council.” said Bryana Ganong, President and CEO of Ganong Bros. and Chair of the NBBC.
“Through his work on immigration, Alex developed a reputation with government, employers and community leaders for building strong partnerships, taking action, and producing results” added Ganong. “We are confident Alex will continue and build upon the excellent work done by our outgoing President and CEO, Adrienne O’Pray.”
O’Pray leaves the Council after serving more than six years as President and CEO to join MESH/Diversity as Vice President of Client Success. “I am extremely proud of my time with the Business Council and to have played a role in its work. Collaboration has been a major focus for the organization and it has been inspiring to work alongside government, business and community organizations to bring positive change to New Brunswick over the past six years.”
“Our post-pandemic economic recovery will be fueled by the private sector, so it’s vital that policymakers work with the business community to chart a path out of the pandemic towards a growing economy and stronger social safety net for all New Brunswickers.” said Alex LeBlanc, President and CEO of the NBBC.
“I look forward to working closely with government and industry partners to create the conditions for our private sector to thrive and be a partner in creating renewed prosperity in the province.”
About the New Brunswick Business Council
The New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC) consists of leaders and CEOs who are committed to ensuring New Brunswick meets its full potential. Everyone on the Council has a deep, personal stake in this province and its future.
We adopt a forward-looking, positive perspective of what’s possible in New Brunswick and collaborate on real-world issues, trying to find meaningful, fact-driven ways to solve them. We work hard to change the narrative in the province—and beyond.
We pride ourselves on being a transparent, non-partisan group, and we believe in a better New Brunswick.
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