Vancouver, British Columbia-based Finavera Renewables Inc. has appointed Olga Ilich to the company's board of directors. In 2009, Ilich was chosen as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winners. She received this recognition after a 30-year career at senior levels in both business and government.
In 2006 she was appointed minister of Labour and Citizens' Services for the province of British Columbia after first serving as minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts. She was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2005 provincial general election.
Prior to entering politics, Ilich had a successful career in the real estate development and construction sector. She was executive vice president of Progressive Construction Ltd. and later president of Suncor Developments Ltd., a company that built single-family subdivisions, multifamily projects and commercial shopping centers.
SOURCE: Finavera Renewables Inc.