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DAN KELLY
President, CEO and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Dan Kelly serves as President, CEO and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In this capacity, Dan is the lead spokesperson and advocate for the views of the Federation's 109,000 small and medium-sized member businesses. Dan joined CFIB in 1994 as Policy Analyst for the Prairies and, soon after, became Director of Provincial Affairs for Manitoba. In 1999, Dan moved to Calgary to become CFIB’s Western Vice-President. In 2009, Dan took on the role of Senior Vice-President, Legislative Affairs, where he led CFIB's successful campaign to establish a Code of Conduct for the credit and debit card industry. CFIB’s Board of Governors appointed Dan as President and CEO as of June 2012, and Chair in June 2014. Dan has served on dozens of provincial and federal committees and task forces and has represented Canada’s small businesses at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva.  He is presently serving as secretary and vice-president for the Americas to the International Small Business Congress (ISBC).


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