David Baron, IMBA, B.Soc.Sc. (Hons)

As President and CEO of CowaterSogema, Mr. Baron leads the senior management team and has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the company and its operating groups, as well as leading strategic alliance and partnership opportunities globally. Since joining Cowater in 2006, Mr. Baron’s leadership has helped grow and position the company as the Canadian leader in consulting for developing and emerging economies.

Prior to joining CowaterSogema Mr. Baron was with Export Development Canada where he gained wide-ranging experience in project management and leadership. Mr. Baron has extensive work experience in Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East; he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor degree in Social Science (political science and economics) and subsequently from Australia’s Sydney University Graduate School of Business, where he obtained a Masters’ degree in International Business Administration.