TORONTO — January 24, 2012 — PwC is pleased to announce that Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and 16-year Member of the Legislative Assembly, has joined the firm as Director, Business Development and Global Markets.
Based in PwC’s new flagship GTA office, Sandra’s skills and business network will assist clients domestically and abroad. In particular, she will assist clients interested in international investment in Canada, particularly from China, India, Brazil and the Middle East; Canadian outbound investment globally; and infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships.
Sandra led the Ontario government's economic portfolio. Sandra oversaw Economic Development, International Trade and Investment, and Small Business. Her work spanned numerous sectors of the economy including energy, financial services, infrastructure, aerospace, automotive, and information technology.
Sandra is known for advancing Ontario’s economic strengths against global industry trends and demand. She has led business missions in major markets globally including: India, China, the EU, the US, the Middle East and Mexico.
“Sandra has a long and successful career helping businesses seek out new markets, new partnerships and growth, says Gino Scapillati, PwC’s National Managing Partner, Markets. “We are extremely pleased to have Sandra join our team and bring the same energy and passion to PwC and our clients that she provided during her 16 years of distinguished public service.”
Sandra was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1995 and was appointed to Cabinet in 2003. During her renowned career she also served as Minister of Education, Minister of Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.
Recognized for her dedication and passion, Sandra was awarded the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Advocacy and Leadership Award in 2009. She has also received numerous awards related to her service to business and in the community.
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