Honorary Members



H.E. Marcy Grossman
Ambassador of Canada to UAE

Marcy Grossman was appointed Ambassador of Canada to the United Arab Emirates in October 2019 with a three-year mandate to 2022. Prior to her arrival in Abu Dhabi, she was Canada’s Consul General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates (2018-2019). With a public service career spanning 28 years, Marcy joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001. Prior to assuming her roles in the United Arab Emirates, she served in the United States as Consul General in both Miami (2005-2009) and Denver (2012-2016) and as the Senior Trade Commissioner in both Dallas (2002-2005) and Los Angeles (2009-2012). During her tenure in the U.S. she was responsible for representing a wide range of Canada’s business, political, academic, consular, immigration and public safety interests. Before joining Canada’s Foreign Service, Marcy held management positions in numerous Federal government departments, including Industry Canada (2001); Canada’s School of Public Service (1999-2001); and the Treasury Board (1998 to 1999). With a Masters Degree in Criminal Psychology (Carleton University), she launched her career in the criminal justice system, and between 1990 and 1998, served in various capacities within Correctional Services Canada. 

 



Jim Metcalfe
Past Chairman

Board Member Health Standards Organization and Accreditation Canada.
Former CEO Cansult Limited and AECOM Middle East Limited,
Former Chair Canada Arab Business Council

James A. Metcalfe (Jim) serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Cansult Limited and served as its Chairman of the Board and Director.

 

 

Muwaffaq A. Ghazi
Past Chairman

Muwaffaq joined CBC-Abu Dhabi in 2004 as a member of the Executive Committee.  At that time, the Council, not registered with ADCCI, was in a period of flux.  When the past chairman left Abu Dhabi, Muwaffaq was chosen as its chairman. He led the challenge with his committee to develop a constitution and bylaws and officially register CBC Abu Dhabi with the ADCCI in March 2005.  Muwaffaq is well-known in the insurance industry.  He established Emirates Insurance 25 years ago and was its Chairman during that time. He is now an independent insurance broker with his company, Triumph Insurance Consultants operating in Abu Dhabi. Muwaffaq and his wife Ghada have two children; Fadi, a freshman student at the University of Toronto  and Tamara, a graduate of the University of Toronto, now studying at Palmer College, San Jose, California to be a chiropractor. He has a home in Toronto Canada and his support of Canada is well known in the Abu Dhabi society and government circles.


      

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