Speaker Profiles

Todd Winterhalt

Todd Winterhalt

Vice President, International Business Development

Export Development Canada

Mr. Winterhalt joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 2002 and
has more than 15years of business development, risk assessment, trade policy and
human resources experience. He was appointed Vice President, International Business
Development in September 2010, with responsibility for EDC’s growing network of
international representations in key centres, including: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Düsseldorf,
Istanbul, Lima, Mexico City, Mumbai, Monterrey, Moscow, New Delhi, Panama City,
Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. Most recently, Mr. Winterhalt served as Vice President Human Resources,
with responsibility for EDC’s Learning and Development and Organizational Development
units. Previous assignments include, Chief International Research Advisor Financing
Group, with line responsibility for the Corporate Research Department, Policy and
International Relations and Technical Advisory teams. He has also worked as Director
Political Risk Assessment, providing internal and external clients with detailed
political risk assessments on more than 120 emerging markets. Before joining EDC, Mr. Winterhalt served in the Canadian diplomatic
corps (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) for six years where
he held various positions, including Consul and Trade Commissioner at the Canadian
Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil.Mr. Winterhalt holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Western
Ontario, a graduate diploma in American history, and a M.Sc (American Intelligence)
from the University of Edinburgh. The inaugural recipient of EDC’s Excellence in People Leadership award
(2006), he is a past President (2005-2007) of the Canadian Association of Professional
Intelligence Analysts. EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial
solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.
EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 7,700 Canadian companies
and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.EDC is financially
self-sustaining, and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic
analysis.

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