President & CEO
Allan O’Dette is the President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the voice of 60,000 businesses from across Ontario which collectively employ over two million people and produce nearly 17 percent of Ontario’s GDP.
Prior to joining the OCC, Allan was an entrepreneur and a senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry with over 25 years of experience.
Allan serves on the CivicAction Steering Committee, and is a mentor to a DiverseCity Fellow through CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network. He is also a member of the board of directors at Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Allan has served on numerous public and not-for-profit boards and committees. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to his community and his philanthropic and volunteer activities.
Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University, an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and has an ICD.D designation.