Caroline Abela is the Director and Chief Product Owner of Export Development Canada’s Knowledge Business. In this capacity, she heads up EDC’s digital product management and innovation lab for its Knowledge product suite. An experienced innovator and deal maker, she is adept at using Human Centered Design, Lean Start-Up and Agile to build and launch new lines of business and scalable digital solutions that solve her customers’ big challenges of doing business internationally. She is passionate about AI and Machine Learning, Canada, innovating with relevant tech in an Enterprise context and people leadership, particularly leading Millennials. Her diverse experience spans the banking, trade and automotive sectors where she has led successful business initiatives in Canada and abroad. Prior to her current role, she has led EDC’s Business Architecture group as well as its International Financial Institution business development practice. In her tenure at EDC she has innovated new partnerships, products and structures that help keep EDC and its customers relevant in the face of rapidly changing global conditions.
Ms. Abela holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University and a CPA, CMA from the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada with a specialization in Corporate Finance. Nominated for an Excellence in People Leadership award and a national Innovation in Technology award by Deloitte Canada, she is regarded as a leader in her field.
- Company:Director and Chief Product Owner, EDC