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.

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Robert Martin
CEO Robert Martin Associates

Robert Martin is the former Head of Asia for the BMO Financial Group. He is currently in the process of setting up Robert Martin & Associates, a consulting firm based in Shanghai. Since 1980, Mr. Martin has held a variety of positions at the Bank of Montreal in International Banking. In 1981 he was Account Manager, Financial Institutions, Tokyo, Japan. He was Regional Manager, Financial Institutions and Governments, Hong Kong Branch in 1984; Senior Manager Financial Institutions, Tokyo Branch, Japan in 1987 and Vice-President and Manager of the Seoul Branch, South Korea in 1989. In 1992 he was Managing Director of the Bank’s relationships with international financial institutions and governments in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Martin received his BA in French Literature from North Texas University in 1969, a Diplôme Supérieur in Chinese Language and Civilization from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in 1976 and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. Mr. Martin studied at the Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Center from 1976-78.