The Canadian Council on Africa’s New President

Financial professional Adewale Gbalajobi spent several years with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Calgary, where he earned several honors for his work, including the Achievers Award. Now he serves as the president of the financial advisory service firm Aquafinancial Consulting, Inc. Adewale Gbalajobi maintains memberships in professional organizations such as the Canadian Council on Africa.

The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) recently announced the appointment of Jean J. Gauthier as the new president and CEO by the organization’s board of directors. Jean Gauthier comes to the position with over three decades of experience in public service. A recipient of the PAFSO Award, he also serves as the treasurer and secretary of the Canada Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and previously spent time as a special advisor to CCAfrica.

Under its new president, CCAfrica will continue its work to promote economic development in Africa. Founded in 2002, the organization includes members from a diverse range of industries and educational institutions, who are all focused on furthering economic relations between Africa and Canada. For more information about CCAfrica, visit