Shom Sen, BCom’84

Shom Sen, BCom'84

Shom Sen is a Corporate Director and a company advisor. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) in December 2019. BCAA serves one in three B.C. households with products including Home, Car and Travel Insurance, Roadside Assistance, Evo Car Share and Auto Service Centres. BCAA has been recognized as a Platinum Best Employer in Canada by AON and has repeatedly won the JD Power Award for Best Home Insurance in Western Canada. Shom was recognized as a Glassdoor Top CEO in Canada in 2018.

Prior to his role at BCAA, Shom was Asia Society’s (New York) first Jack Wadsworth Fellow. Before joining Asia Society, Shom served as BC’s Assistant Deputy Minister for International Trade. Under his leadership, the division achieved key milestones, such as contributing to the conclusion of the Canada‐EU trade agreement and attracting a number of strategic investments to the province.

Before settling in BC, Shom was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for Kraft Foods, Asia Pacific, where he led the development of the strategic plan and various regional M&A initiatives, and worked as a key team member on a multi-billion dollar global acquisition. While in Asia, he also served as General Manager, Strategy & Portfolio, for the retail oil products business of Royal Dutch Shell (Asia and Middle East), and held senior roles in the Sara Lee Corporation, both in Asia and the United States. He started his career in marketing at Kraft Foods Canada.

Shom has served on the boards of BCAA, Preventable, the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way (Lower Mainland) and the Presidents Group, which aims to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As well as his Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, Shom holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also has his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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