Mariette Mulaire was appointed to the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors in June 2018.
Born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Ms. Mulaire holds a national designation with the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) as a Professional Manager and earned the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).
Ms. Mulaire has served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg since its official opening in April 2013. She also sits on the board of the World Trade Centers Association. She also served as the president and CEO of ANIM since its inception in 2007, where her involvement in numerous economic development initiatives on behalf of Manitoba included spearheading the creation and hosting of Centrallia, the first international business-to-business forum of its kind in western Canada. Her previous economic development experience includes 10 years as executive director for the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), and working with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and Canadian Heritage.
Ms. Mulaire’s participation in national associations and initiatives includes serving on the board of the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and the advisory board of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). She was co-chair of the Canada Summer Games 2017 Host Society and spokesperson for Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, she was named one of the top 10 most influential Canadian francophones by Francopresse.
Locally, Ms. Mulaire is an active member of organizations such as the Manitoba Film and Music board and the Asper School of Business Associates Recruitment Committee. She is the spokesperson for the 200th anniversary of Université de St. Boniface (2018).
She was awarded the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique in 2010, was the 2011 recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction award in the leadership category, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She was the 2015 recipient of the Award of Excellence—Promotion of Linguistic Duality from the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. She received the Prix Riel and the Prix Maurice Gauthier in 2017 in recognition of her ongoing commitment to the promotion of linguistic duality in Manitoba and Canada.