Former MHCA Board chair Henry Borger has been named among 18 Manitobans appointed May 13 to the Premier’s Economic Opportunities Advisory Board.
The board has been created to “chart Manitoba’s course for reopening its economy and renewing its growth in order to move the province forward from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Its members will work as a team to find opportunities for economic recovery and growth, based on the strengths of Manitobans and the province’s communities and industries so Manitoba emerges stronger and more resilient than ever before,” Premier Brian Pallister said Wednesday.
The advisory board is led by Curt Vossen, president and CEO of Richardson International, and includes leaders in Manitoba in transportation, real estate, agriculture, education and manufacturing, among a range of other sectors.
Borger, president of Borland Industries Ltd., is chair of the Civil Infrastructure Council Corporation. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a master of science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University and a master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He is also a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
With a mandate of 18 months, the new board will advise the government on ways to harness private-sector capital and investment to recover and create jobs and economic growth in Manitoba.