Member Highlight

Mr. Curtis Wennberg

President & CEO, Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Curtis joined the Credit Union Central of Manitoba as President & CEO in October 2021. In his most recent role, Curtis served as Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba Public Insurance, leading operations and customer service through a team of 1,200 people. In his five years at MPI, Curtis oversaw significant changes which helped to provide […]

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Member Highlight

Mr. Curtis Wennberg

President & CEO, Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Curtis joined the Credit Union Central of Manitoba as President & CEO in October 2021. In his most recent role, Curtis served as Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba Public Insurance, leading operations and customer service through a team of 1,200 people. In his five years at MPI, Curtis oversaw significant changes which helped to provide lower insurance rates, increase customer satisfaction, and evolve the culture of the firm.

Curtis grew up in Winnipeg, and holds a B.Comm from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from the London Business School in England. He spent a large part of his career in senior level positions in financial services, with RBC, HSBC, and GE Capital within Canada and Australia. He has held executive roles for businesses in credit cards, commercial finance, consumer finance, strategy, and marketing. He was also the Chief Business Development Officer for the Canadian Depository for Securities as it underwent the acquisition by the Toronto Stock Exchange Group. His collaborative leadership style will serve him well as he leads CUCM into a new era of stakeholder collaboration and execution.

Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM)

Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM) is the trade association and a service provider for Manitoba’s credit unions. Manitoba credit unions jointly own CUCM, and representatives from five peer groups sit on its board of directors. CUCM is financed through assessments and fee income derived through its operations.

CUCM is governed by Manitoba’s Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act.

Our organization has 70 employees working to assist credit unions from our downtown office at 317 Donald Street in Winnipeg.

Connect with Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM) at: https://www.cucm.org/

FROM THE CHAIR

Welcome to the Business Council of Manitoba.

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 CEOs of Manitoba is 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.  On a regular basis we meet with the most senior leaders in all levels of government to lead discussions on innovative solutions to make Manitoba an even better province.

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

As a Council we recognize that our office is located on Treaty One lands, the original territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation and wish to recognize and honour all Treaties.  The Business Council is proud of the many relationships it has formed, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

The Business Council is dedicated to making Manitoba a better place to live, work and invest.

We are accessible through LinkedIn and Twitter @bizcouncilmb.


Darryl Levy

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