Advisory Council

The Advisory Council complements the knowledge and skills of the Board of Directors. It contributes to the effective governance of the Chamber and strengthens relationships with leaders in the Canadian business community in China.

Photo of Mark Ceolin
Mark Ceolin
Former Chair of CanCham Shanghai 2008-2011 CEO of Red Gate International

Mark Ceolin was Chair of CanCham Shanghai’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. During his tenure, the board underwent a transition which included the development of a CSR component, the addition of the Maple Leaf Ball as a yearly event, the re-naming and legitimization of CanCham Shanghai according to the requirements of local law, and placing the activities of CanCham in the media. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Mark was a faculty member at Ryerson University in Toronto; a position he resigned from to found Red Gate Culture and Communications (a Media-Communications company specializing in film, print and events management) in Toronto and Shanghai. He has lived and worked in Shanghai for six years, most notably co-producing with Shanghai TV and Shaanxi TV, co-founding Fringe Shanghai, and building a solid reputation in the creation of media products for local and international corporations doing business in China.