Industry Canada

Industry Canada

June 26, 2015 12:00 ET

Olga Ilich Appointed as Chair of Destination Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Industry Canada

Industry Minister James Moore, along with Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier, today announced the appointment of Olga Ilich as Chair of Destination Canada, effective immediately.

Olga llich has been a member of the Board of Directors of Destination Canada since 2014 and was the British Columbia Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.

Destination Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Tourism Commission, is Canada's national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, it leads the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Canada as a premier four-season tourism destination where travellers can enjoy extraordinary experiences. It provides a consistent voice for Canada in the international tourism marketplace.

Quick facts

  • Ms. Ilich has a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts.
  • In 2009, Ms. Ilich was chosen as a winner of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. She received this recognition after a 30-year career at senior levels in both business and government.

Quotes

"I would like to welcome Olga Ilich in her new role as Chair of Destination Canada. Her experience and knowledge, acquired in the private sector and across various levels of government, will continue to enhance Destination Canada's decisions on strategic opportunities to help industry leverage Canada's tourism brand."

- James Moore, Minister of Industry

"I welcome the appointment of Olga Ilich as Chair of Destination Canada. Her leadership will help ensure that Destination Canada continues creating jobs and generating wealth for Canadians by stimulating demand for Canada's visitor economy."

- Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism

Associated link

- Destination Canada

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Contact Information

  • Jake Enwright
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Industry
    343-291-2500

    Alexandre Catta
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of State
    (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture)
    343-291-2600

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    343-291-1777
    media-relations@ic.gc.ca