Ian Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlantic

Stream: Oceans

Ian D. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Seafoods – Canada’s largest seafood harvesting company and exporter. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ian joined Clearwater in
May of 2010 and has over 35 years of international experience in the food and consumer products industry. Prior to joining Clearwater, Ian held senior leadership positions at the Campbell Soup Company in Canada, the United States and China. Prior to his time at Campbell’s, he held various marketing, sales and international business development positions with Allergan, Colgate-Palmolive and the Gillette Company.

Ian currently participates as a member of various industry and advisory councils focused on international trade and public policy, including the Business Council of Canada and the Asia
Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Foundation. He is a two-time graduate of McGill University, holding a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA. In addition to being a former Captain in the Canadian Army Reserve. Ian also currently serves as the Honorary Colonel of the 36 Combat Engineer Regiment in Nova Scotia.