After an extensive search, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) board of directors is pleased to announce Leah Olson as the new Chief Executive Officer effective April 13, 2020.
Leah has over 15 years of senior management experience in the agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation industries. She serves as a director or advisor to numerous organizations including: Sabanto Ag, Intelliconn and Ag West Bio. Some of Leah’s previous roles include CEO of DOT Technology Corp., CEO of SeedMaster Manufacturing, and President of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada. She also served as a Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to numerous provincial and federal ministers.
A life-long learner, Leah has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University. She brings a wealth of experience in product development in both the public and private sectors. Leah communicates fluently in French and English.
“Leah is right for the job,” said Tim Oleksyn, Chairman of the Board of PAMI. “Her strong team approach, extensive agricultural background and drive to embrace innovation will further strengthen PAMI’s strategic alliances and expand our footprints in Canada and internationally.”
“I am very excited to be joining the PAMI team,” said Leah Olson. “At this time of uncertainty, I am optimistic that by working together we can help translate applied research into meaningful products that will provide high quality jobs, and increased productivity for those we work with. PAMI’s team is uniquely positioned to do this especially in agriculture, mining and transportation.”