Member Highlight

Mr. Curt Vossen

President CEO, Richardson International Limited

Curt Vossen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics and has since dedicated his career to Canadian agriculture. Before joining Richardson as President in 1995, Curt held various merchandising and operational management positions in the grain industry. Curt is committed to […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Curt Vossen

President CEO, Richardson International Limited

Curt Vossen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics and has since dedicated his career to Canadian agriculture. Before joining Richardson as President in 1995, Curt held various merchandising and operational management positions in the grain industry.


Curt is committed to being an active member of both the business and arts communities, volunteering with a number of organizations. Curt is chair of the Business Council of Manitoba, as well as a board member of the Business Council of Canada and the Rabobank North American Advisory Board. He is also chair of the Prince Rupert Grain Company.

Curt is chair of the board of directors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is also a board member of the Misericordia Health Centre in Winnipeg. In addition, Curt is a trustee to the Richardson Foundation.

Richardson International Limited

Richardson International Limited is Canada’s largest agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Over the past two decades, the company has become a significant player in the global food business, producing a wide variety of food products and ingredients for the retail, food service, and industrial markets. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson has over 2,900 employees across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

For over 160 years, their work has been centered on supporting agriculture, building strong business connections worldwide, and investing in communities in which they do business. Richardson is proud to be headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba as they continue to serve the needs of a diverse range of customers in the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Services:
• Grain handling and merchandising;
• Full range of crop inputs products (seed, fertilizer, crop protection);
• Agronomy and digital agriculture;
• Oilseed processing;
• Milling operations;
• Food and ingredients production and packaging.

www.richardson.ca


Social Media Links:
www.linkedin.com/company/richardson-international
www.instagram.com/richardsoninternational
www.facebook.com/richardsoninternational
www.twitter.com/richardson_intl
www.youtube.com/richardsoninternational

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.

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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