Noah has over 10 years of progressive international career experience across multiple industries, including government and corporate affairs, manufacturing, education, and life sciences spanning public, private, and non-profit sectors. He was most recently Director of Marketing and Business Development for a manufacturer of medical devices, overseeing all marketing, sales, and communications activities, driving international strategy for emerging markets with a specific focus on Greater China. He has returned to this position to focus on building Ontario’s presence in Canada-China business and affairs.
Noah holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization (Honours) with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, partially completed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a certificate in Mandarin Chinese from Nanjing Normal University. Additionally, he has completed the Ivey Business School Certificate in Sales Management. Noah is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and French, and has spent five years living in China and Hong Kong.
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Program Manager, Ontario Chapter
Lavender Gao is responsible for delivering CCBC membership services, assisting in Chapter events and activities, and providing information on business opportunities in Canada and China. Prior to joining CCBC, Lavender was a Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada in China and was responsible for the ICT, digital media and creative industries. She prepared Canadian clients for the China market, conducted market potential assessments and introduced clients to qualified Chinese contacts.
Lavender earned a Master of Interpreting and Translation from the University of Western Sydney, Australia; a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Sydney, Australia; and a Bachelor of Business English from the University of International Business Economics in China. Lavender is fluent in English and Mandarin and speaks intermediate level French.
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