David holds a bachelor’s in economics from Queen’s University as well as a law degree in corporate, commercial, and tax law from Queen’s Law School. As an adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa for seven years, he taught International Negotiation to MBA students.
Dr. Robert J.H. Crawhall
In addition to providing strategic advice to academic and private sector clients, Robert has held several leadership roles in collaborative innovation. His private sector career involved roles at Nortel, Bruce Generating Station, and GE Canada. He sits on the Boards of private and not-for-profit organizations and is an active participant internationally in standards development for technology and innovation. Robert holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa along with a B.Eng. and M.Eng. in mechanical and electrical engineering respectively from McGill University. He is a professional engineer in the province of Ontario and a Project Management Professional.
Dr. Camille Boulet
Dr. Camille Boulet has extensive experience in defence and security S&T, strategy, industry collaboration, and public policy in Canada, the United States, and NATO. His 30 year career at DRDC began as a defence scientist specializing in CBRN research and ended as Chief of Staff (ADM S&T), with many successes including the conception and implementation of the IDEaS program. Cam was awarded the United States of America Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2018). He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Victoria, British Columbia, and a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta. Cam completed his National Securities Studies (nss) course at Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario.
Maurice J. Hladik
As a former diplomat and corporate executive, Maurice J. Hladik has extensive international trade and business experience. He served in Canada’s diplomatic missions in Munich, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Seoul driving bilateral commercial relations. With Iogen Corporation, he initiated Shell’s quarter billion-dollar investment in the company and as a registered lobbyist with both US houses of Congress, he understands government relations. Maurice has a BSc. (UofA) and an MSc. (UBC) both in Agricultural Economics plus a certificate in Transportation Economics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Maurice is also the author of “Demystifying Food from Farm to Fork”.
Liisa Plitz is a managing partner at Global Advantage, heading administrative and sales and marketing responsibilities since 2017. Liisa holds a Business Diploma, graduating at the top of her class from Algonquin College. She possesses over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience.
Jayant Kumar is a managing partner and policy research analyst at Global Advantage Consulting Group, contributing in various capacities since March 2017. He has a Masters in Electronic Business Technologies from the University of Ottawa, and previously worked in corporate banking and risk management.
Ömer Kaya is an associate partner with Global Advantage. He has been contributing to the mapping, research and analysis team since January 2018 and previously worked in academia and financial sales and marketing. Ömer holds an MA in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University.
Edmer Buen is a Multimedia Developer and has managed graphical content for Global Advantage since 2017. He holds an Interactive Multimedia Design Diploma from Algonquin College.
Shannon Wilson is a software developer and financial assistant for Global Advantage since 2017. She holds a Mobile Application Design and Development Diploma from Algonquin College.
Shaan Mahal is a research analyst currently completing his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen's University.