Member Highlight

Mr. Paul Soubry

President & CEO, New Flyer Industries

Paul joined New Flyer as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009.  Mr. Soubry holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the executive development program at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Soubry has a sales, marketing, business development and operations background in businesses held by both trade and […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Paul Soubry

President & CEO, New Flyer Industries

Paul joined New Flyer as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009.  Mr. Soubry holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the executive development program at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Soubry has a sales, marketing, business development and operations background in businesses held by both trade and private equity owners, with substantial experience in business transformations and LEAN operational practices. 

Prior to joining New Flyer, Mr. Soubry worked for StandardAero for 24 years where he held a variety of increasingly senior positions including President in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and Chief Executive Officer in 2007.  Mr. Soubry currently serves on the board of True North Sports and Entertainment Limited/Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and the Wawanesa Insurance Company.  He has also served on the board of the Winnipeg Airports Authority, Mondetta Clothing Company and Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and chaired the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre Capital campaign.    

In 2003, Mr. Soubry was named one of the recipients of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” award, was inducted in the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Hall of Fame in 2014, recognized as Canada’s 2016 CEO of the Year by the Financial Post, and a recipient of the 2018 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award.  Mr. Soubry is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

NFI Group Inc.

NFI group

With over 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and motor coaches around the world.

We exist to move people and to enable the future of mobility with innovative and sustainable solutions.  Our Mission is to design and deliver exceptional transportation solutions that are safe, accessible, efficient, and reliable.  We seek long-term success through industry-leading transportation solutions and commit to continuous investment in our people and processes to optimize, defend, diversify and grow our business. Our products, services and our company are built to rely on.

The NFI Family of Brands

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba and thank you for your interest.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Business Council of Manitoba following other successful and accomplished chairs. Since our founding in 1998 our members, the CEO’s of Manitoba’s leading businesses, have contributed to making Manitoba a stronger province.

The Council, now in its third decade, will continue to fulfill its mandate to speak out on major policy issues and to advance non-partisan advice, fresh ideas and policy positions on matters of importance to our members and our province. We will contribute to national issues when appropriate. We will engage with others in respectful discussions on solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.  Working together we can ensure Manitobans enjoy meaningful employment in their home province.

Members of the Business Council believe that it is the investments they and others in the private sector make that will create the sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity all Manitobans seek. We know success is achieved by working in partnership with governments and decision-makers in a position to make the fundamental decisions on the public investments that support economic growth, and just as importantly to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Manitoba.

The Business Council of Manitoba remains committed to making Manitoba a better place to live, work and invest.

We are accessible through LinkedIn and Twitter @bizcouncilmb.


Curt Vossen

Chair

FROM THE PRESIDENT

I am very honored to have been entrusted to be only the third President and CEO in the history of the Business Council of Manitoba.

The Council, established in 1998, is proud of its record of accomplishments, offering a constructive, non-partisan voice on major challenges and opportunities for Manitoba and Canada. I look forward to working with our members and our key stakeholders in building on our past successes and continuing to contribute towards realizing the full potential of our great province.

Our membership, through private sector investments and working in partnership with various levels of government, is focused on sustainable long-term growth, jobs and prosperity for all Manitobans present and future.

We welcome inquiries from readers who are interested in the work we do and the opinions we hold. We recognize the value in building support for positive change to make our province more competitive as we look forward to future opportunities and challenges.

Our goal is simple, to provide fact based and innovative input into major policy issues focused on making Manitoba a place where all can live, work and invest in vibrant and healthy communities.

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Bram Strain

President & CEO