Since joining Nova Scotia Business Inc.(NSBI) as President and CEO in 2015, Laurel Broten has led the business development agency for Nova Scotia in growing the number of new exporters, increasing the amount of client-reported export sales, as well as the amount of foreign direct investment to communities across the province. Her leadership continues to guide transformative strategies that deliver services and programs to businesses when and where they need them.
As a former Bay Street lawyer, Ontario Cabinet Minister, public policy expert and advocate, Laurel has a proven ability to build strategic alliances and partnerships between business, government and communities.
She earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, followed by a juris doctorate from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduation, Laurel was selected as a law clerk to Madam Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada.