Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada

Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada

Goldy Hyder is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada. Founded
in 1976, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives
and entrepreneurs of Canada’s leading companies. Members collectively employ 1.7 million
Canadians across the country in every major industry.
Prior to leading the Business Council of Canada, Mr. Hyder was President and Chief Executive
Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), providing strategic communications counsel to the
firm’s extensive and diverse client base. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton, he served as Chief of Staff
and Director of Policy to the Right Honourable Joe Clark – former Prime Minister of Canada and
leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party.
Mr. Hyder plays an active role in several charities and non-profit organizations, including as chair
of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council, co-chair of
Canada’s World Trade Organization Business Advisory Council, and as a member of the CanadaIndia Business Council Advisory Council. In 2022, he received a Crystal Award in recognition of his
accomplishments and contributions to the Canada-India corridor at the I.M.E.C. India@75 Gala.
Mr. Hyder is a regular commentator in the Canadian media on business, politics, and leadership.
He is also the host of the “Speaking of Business” podcast, which features interviews with
Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. In 2013, he received the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. He holds a Master of Arts
in Public Policy from the University of Calgary.