Chief Executive Officer, fmi*igf
Christopher Egan, B.Comm, BA (Econ.)
ask FMI Chief Executive Officer Christopher Egan there is no "I" in
team, let alone CEO.
Since being named FMI's CEO in February 2017, Chris has
embraced a team-first approach which has led to the successful
launch of FMI's first online learning course, the lauded revamping
of FMI's e-Journal and the improvement and rejuvenation of content
for FMI's national learning events - PD Week and PSMW.
And these are just a few of the initiatives Chris and his
team are working on.
Chris joined FMI in 2012 as National Manager, Business
Development, and immediately increased sponsorship for PD Week and
PSMW, while building stronger partnerships with FMI's key
stakeholders - something that has contributed to PD Week increasing
by more than 1,000 delegates over five years.
Sporting a career that has spanned more than three
decades, Chris has a wealth of experience
in both the not-for-profit sector and commercial world
having managed the growth of many successful businesses.
Leading teams of 100-plus, Chris has represented the
federal and provincial governments at several events across Canada
and provided vital consulting services in training, event
management and market research. Chris is proud to have played a key
role in some of the largest Canadian government conferences, most
notably GTEC and CANSEC.
His business experience includes real estate development
in western Canada, restauranteur, cross-Canada vending and
distribution, and high tech, where he was a team member that helped
transform a company from a consulting practice to a software
company (SaaS). Chris has also worked in the banking industry for
Chris is a graduate of Carleton University with degrees in
Economics and Commerce, continuing his studies in Adult Education
at St. Francis Xavier University. He is also a founding member of
Carleton's Commerce Alumni Association.
Chris is a huge sports fan and has spent many hours over
the years volunteering for his minor hockey association as a
convenor, trainer and coach, where, to no surprise, he took the
teamwork approach to success..