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September 2, 2021 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Mark Romoff as a Senior Fellow.

“Mark’s numerous accomplishments during a career in both government and the private sector testify to his energy and intelligence,” said Robson. “His insights on such key matters as infrastructure, entrepreneurship and international relations will be significant assets to the C.D. Howe Institute. We are pleased to have him on board.”

“The C.D. Howe Institute has a well-earned reputation for rigorously tackling the most complex policy issues of the day and whose voice is trusted, respected and listened to by government and industry decision makers alike,” said Romoff.

Mark Romoff is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Established in 1993, CCPPP’s mission is to collaborate with all levels of government, Indigenous Communities and the private sector to enable smart, innovative and sustainable approaches to developing and maintaining public infrastructure that achieves the best outcomes for Canadians.

Previously, Romoff was founding President and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Canada’s leading innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship development organization.

Over his 25-year career with the government of Canada, Romoff served as Executive Director in the Department of Industry and as a senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Global Affairs Canada), serving in Nigeria, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan and the United States.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Infrastructure Ontario, Buffalo Toronto Public Media Board of Trustees (PBS-WNED); Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum; i-CANADA Board of Governors; Central Canadian Public Television Association; and is Vice-Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships Governing Council. He also served as Chair of the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge Jury.

He earned a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Masters in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program and the Directors Education Program of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D (Certified Director) designation. Mark is also a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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