BroadbandTV’s Shahrzad Rafati has been appointed Vice-Chairperson of Invest in Canada. Rafati will jointly oversee the management of the federal agency alongside Chairman Mitch Garber and CEO Ian McKay.
As Invest in Canada looks to achieve its objectives of facilitating foreign direct investment, Shahrzad’s addition to its board of directors further builds on the firm’s diverse expertise and influence.
Canada’s profile as a hub for international business has led to $824 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between 2008 and 2018.
“We are making Canada a top destination for international businesses to invest and grow their operations. As the premiere G20 country in which to start a business and as a leader among G7 nations in economic growth, Canada will continue to invest in attracting international investment, so that Canadians can continue to prosper. I have utmost confidence that Ms. Rafati and Mr. Cohon will make strong additions to the board at Invest in Canada and will continue to promote Canadian business values through their work there,” said Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification.
In addition to her role as the Founder and CEO of Vancouver’s BroadbandTV, a leading media company that generates 38 billion monthly views as the third largest video property in the world, Rafati is an investor and advisor to several Canadian and international businesses including Hootsuite.