MONCTON–The Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, which represents the interests of francophones in the business community, has hired Thomas Raffy as president and CEO.
In this position, which he begins on March 29, Raffy will be responsible for maintaining relations and working with companies, associations, economic stakeholders and decision makers to ensure the economic development of CENB members and the province.
“Thomas is very engaged in the community,” said CENB board of directors president Robert Moreau. “He is known for his leadership and his passion for local and provincial economic development.”
Raffy is replacing Anne Hébert, who left the position in mid-January after having held it for nearly ten years. Raffy is leaving the position of investment officer with 3+ Corporation.
Before his position with 3+ Corporation, Raffy practiced corporate and commercial law at McInnes Cooper in Moncton.
“In addition to his experience in economic development, Thomas practiced corporate and commercial law in a firm where he represented the interests of small and medium-sized businesses in the province. This practice allowed him to better understand the diverse challenges New Brunswick companies face, but also to see the solutions and opportunities available to them,” Moreau said.
“Thomas stands out for his commitment to advancing our businesses and entrepreneurs both on provincial and international levels.”