Sobey School Executive-In-Residence Showcase

13jan12:00 pm1:00 amSobey School Executive-In-Residence ShowcaseProgram typeExternal Event

Event Details

The Network is pleased to present a special webinar presenting their first Executive-In-Residence, Ian D. Smith the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership. Join Sobey School of Business on January 13, 2022 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AST as we explore Ian’s journey to being CEO of North America’s largest vertically integrated harvester of wild caught shellfish and crustaceans with more than $600 million dollars in sales in over 55 countries and international harvesting, processing, and distribution operations as well as sales offices in 4 continents. We will also dive into his experience leading the organization through a transitional period of ownership and acquisition a year ago, which saw Mi’kmaq coalition together with Premium Brands Holdings Corporation acquired Clearwater in a 50/50 partnership. This transaction was historically significant in many ways and two above all, it was the single largest transaction in the history of Canada’s seafood industry and represents the single largest investment in the seafood industry by any Indigenous group in Canada. In addition, this conversation will provide us with an insight on what it’s like to manage and organize a company of this calibre, and what advice would he give our community as we work together to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.


This event will be moderated by Sobey School of Business MBA Societies President, Sean Buchanan. To see more information on their Executive-In-Residence click here.


January 13, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 am(GMT-03:00)

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