Vice President, Research and Chief Economist
Pierre Cléroux leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities. Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.
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Executive Vice President, BDC Advisory Services
Peter Lawler manages the activities of BDC Advisory Services, which offers practical advice to entrepreneurs on a wide range of business subjects. He leads a pan-Canadian team of 225 people who help Canadian entrepreneurs make their companies more innovative, more productive and more competitive. Since joining BDC in 1991, Mr. Lawler has held a variety of roles in financing, credit risk management and corporate strategies. More recently, he was Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting – Ontario. In this role, he worked closely with hundreds of Canadian entrepreneurs and played a key role in the development of strategies for the automotive, technology, and food and beverage sectors.
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