Dr. David B. Watters

President, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc.

David Watters worked for 30 years in the federal government as a senior executive Assistant Deputy Minister in a variety of Economic Ministries including Industry Canada, Treasury Board and Finance Canada. He was the Assistant Deputy Minister at Finance Canada for Economic Development and Corporate Finance, where he helped to shape the economic and innovation investments in several federal Budgets.

David then established the Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa), a strategic management consulting firm, where he is currently president. Since 2002 the firm has completed over 350 assignments providing advice to corporate, association, university and government clients in Canada and abroad in a broad range of areas from organization strategy, innovative business models, the design and management of commercial networks to enhanced governance and decision-making.

David Watters holds an Economics degree from Queen’s University as well as a Law degree in corporate, commercial and tax law from Queen’s Law School. He was an adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa Management School for seven years where he taught International Negotiation to MBA students.