Canada Saudi Business Council
Jeffrey Steiner is a Canadian lawyer and business leader who is Chair of the Canada-Saudi Business Council (CSBC). Jeff has deep experience in the Gulf Region and was a founding director and then Co-Chair of the Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC). He is engaged in the Film & TV industry as CEO of New Franchise Media Inc that is developing adaptations of the bestselling novels of UK author Jeffrey Archer. Mr. Steiner serves as Chair of the board of Evanesce Packaging Solutions (a compostable products company), as a board member of the environmental Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) of Ontario, and on the board of the Toronto Parking Authority.
Jeffrey recently completed multiple terms as a member of the board of directors of Export Development Canada (EDC) and helped launch Canada’s new development finance institution (FinDev Canada). Earlier in his career he served as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Minister of National Defence and to the Minister of Indian Affairs & Northern Development. Jeffrey is also an advisory board member of SkyPower Global and serves as part-time President of Angel Investors Ontario (AIO). Based in Toronto, he is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and earned an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.