Dale PattersonPresident & CEO, Opportunity International Canada
As the new President & CEO of Opportunity International Canada, I bring a successful business career with expertise in international marketing, project management, venture capital, government relations, marketing and communications. I also bring extensive experience with OIC, as one of its founding Board members, I have served on the OIC Board and OI Global Board, and until this appointment, was Vice Chair of the OIC Board of Directors.
I bring a demonstrated passion, commitment and heart for those clients whom we serve in the developing world. As well, I have had a successful business record and understanding of the intricacies of both international development and micro-finance, as well as that of our domestic and global Opportunity organizations.
Since the mid-90's, Opportunity has been a personal priority for me. I have had the privilege of being involved in all aspects of the OI enterprise and is look forward to this new challenge. In concert with our Board Chair, our engaged Board members, Governors, donors and volunteers, as well as our dedicated and committed professional staff, I look forward to working together to continue to move this unique ministry forward.
Opportunity is well positioned to carry out it's vision that is invested in by donors across the country - to see a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.
This continued investment by Canadians will allow Opportunity Canada to work globally to provide financial solutions and training, empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.