The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is Ontario’s business advocate and it has just announced a new leader.
Rocco Rossi has been appointed as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s new president and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.
“Following an extensive executive search, I am pleased to welcome our new President and CEO, Rocco Rossi to the team,” said OCC chair Graham Henderson. “The widespread experience Rocco brings in business, executive leadership and advocacy will be of great benefit to us as we continue to lead as Ontario’s business advocate. Rocco’s leadership will no doubt help us advance our five strategic goals to ensure we continue to create value for our chamber network, corporate members and stakeholders.”
Bringing over 30 years of experience in business leadership, public policy and advocacy to the OCC, Rossi currently serves as the president and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada and will continue in this role until December 31, 2017. At Prostate Cancer Canada, Rossi helped to advance the research, advocacy, education and awareness of the most common cancer in men. Prior to joining Prostate Cancer Canada, Rossi held roles at Advanced Material Resources, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, The Boston Consulting Group, Torstar, Labatt/Interbrew and MGI Software.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to join Ontario’s leading advocate for business and look forward to leading such a talented team as we work to continue to provide and create value for business across the province,” said Rossi. “In the coming months, I look forward to getting to know the local chambers and our corporate members to ensure Ontario businesses are not only heard, but their issues are sufficiently addressed in the work that we do.”
In 2018, Rossi will be speaking with the OCC’s 135 local chambers and over 300 corporate members to hear firsthand about the issues businesses are facing and the policy solutions that are required.