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President of the B20 Coalition


President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada's largest and most representative national business association. Perrin is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the Canadian Chamber's members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public. Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

A descendant of one of Canada's most prominent manufacturing families, Perrin grew up in Fergus, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971. In 1972 he was elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative, and in 1979 he was appointed Minister of State (Treasury Board) in the government of Joe Clark. He held six additional portfolios in subsequent Progressive Conservative governments, including National Revenue in 1984, Solicitor General in 1985, National Defence in 1986, Health and Welfare in 1989, Communications in 1991, and Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1993.

In 1994, Perrin joined a number of private sector boards and worked as a consultant in the field of communications. He was an Honorary Visiting Professor with the Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, and he wrote a weekly column on government and politics for a major Canadian newspaper. From 1995 to 1999, Perrin was President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In 2008, Perrin was named Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In 2013 he received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Western University.

Perrin has served on a number of Canadian government advisory committees, is a member of the advisory council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian International Council and of Mitsui Canada.

Married, 4 children
Argentine, 03/09/40

INSTITUTIONAL INVOLVEMENT 2013 to date : Unión Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
2009 to 2010 : Unión Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
2005 – to 2007 : Unión Industrial Argentina (Argentina Industrial Union) President.
1995 – to date : Cámara Argentina de la Industria Plástica (Argentina Chamber of plastic Industry) President.
1995 – to date : FIPMA (Plastic Industry Foundation for environmental preservation) President.
2003 – 2004 : First Vicepresident UIA (Unión Industrial Argentina)
Prosecretary for Consejo de Administración de la Fundación de la
Policía Federal Argentina (Administrative Council of Argentina Federal Police), on UIA's behalf.
2002 -2004 : UIA Secretary.
1999 – 2002 : Executive Committee and Board Member of UIA.
1997– 2002 : ALIPLAST (Plastic Industry Latin American association) President and First Vice President (alternatively)
1997 – 2000 : Fundación del Envase y Embalaje Convenio INTI – Japanese International Cooperation Agency - President of Board of directors.
1990 – 1996 : Fundación del Envase y Embalaje Convenio INTI Argentina – JICA Japón Board of directors Deputy Treasurer
1992 – 1993 : CAIP (Argentine Chamber of Plastic Industry) Second Vicepresident.
1990 – 1991 : Prosecretary CAIP Board of Directors.
1987 – 1991 : CAIP Member of Board of directors.
1972 – 1990 : IAE (Argentina Container Institute) Member of Board of directors.
1975 – 1987 : CAIP- Member of Economic matters department.
1983 – 1986 : CAIP- Container Commission Treasurer.
1975 – 1983 : CAIP- Prosecretary Container Commission.
1974 – 1980 : CAIP- Member of the Container Commission.
1972 : Argentina's Representative before ALALC (Montevideo, Uruguay) as Consultant of Plastic Containers area

1996 – To date President
Conarsa S.A.

2001 – To date Director
Taurusplast (Curitiba – Brasil)

1991 – To date General Attorney
Jcoplastic S.p.A. (Italia)

1996 – 2003 General Attorney
Company Hebenhausen Anstalt (Vaduz – Liechtenstein)

1991 – 2003 General Attorney for Latin America
Triulzi Industrie S.p.A. (Italia)

1991 – 2002 President
Contenedores Argentinos S.A.

1991 – 1992 Commercial Director
Royal Packaging Van Leer

1990 – 1992 Vice president
Petroquímica General Mosconi

1991 President
Petroquímica Bahía Blanca

1985 – 1991 President and Vice president (alternatively)
Envasa Plas S.A.

1983 – 1990 Director

1974 – 1984 President and Vicepresident (alternatively)
TARSA - Tambores Argentinos S.A.

1974 – 1976 Fouth Vice president
Transportar S.A.

1972 – 1973 Commercial Director
CITE - Compañía Industrial Termoplásticos Especiales


6ª, 7ª, 8ª, 9ª, 10ª, 11ª, 12ª, 13ª, 14ª, 15ª, 16ª, 17ª, 18ª, 19ª Argentina Industrial Conference (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Lecture as delegate member Empleador Argentino about "Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility" within the OIT International Work Conference, Geneva, June 2005

Lecture as delegate member Empleador Argentino about "Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility" within the OIT International Work Conference, Geneva, June 2006

16th American Regional Meeting, OIT Brasilia, May 2nd 2006

Meeting of Presidents of Latin American Entrepreneurial Organizations OIT –Brasilia, May 3rd, 2006.

Lecture "Towards a Hemisphere Agenda for the promotion of respectable employment" within the Meeting for the Promotion of Respectable Employment - Regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean - OIT – Buenos Aires – February, 2006

Seminar "Strengthening Technical Education" UIA – December 2005

Lecture at the Seminar of the Spain's Economic and social Council – Buenos Aires – September, 2005.

Lecture on "The macroeconomic environment: a factor to attract business? Within the First Ibero American Entrepreneurial Meeting – Salamanca, Spain – October, 2005

XVI Meeting of Ibero American Presidents of Business Organizations – Madrid, Spain– October, 2005.

Aliplast Congress within Argenplas (1998)

Seminar on Effective negotiation for Businessmen – CAIP.

Seminar on Solutions for the Container Industry – IAE (Buenos Aires. 1987)

First International Seminar on Technical Data for the Plastic Industry – CAIP, Buenos Aires.

Latin American Congress of Containers and Packaging, Mexico (1976)

Seminar on ALADI - III General Meeting of Food Industries (Montevideo, Uruguay. 1972)

Seminar on Injection, Extrusion and Blow molding of Plastic Materials – Carl Duisburg G.V. (Cologne, Germany, 1972)


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