Pascal Spothelfer was appointed President and CEO of the BC Technology Industries Association in November 2007.
Pascal, who was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 1994, has held a number of senior management roles across several industries both in Europe and Canada. Prior to joining BCTIA, he was President and CEO at Spectrum Signal Processing, a Vancouver-based provider of advanced wireless communication systems which was recently purchased by Vecima Networks.
Before Spectrum Signal Processing, Pascal was the Senior Vice-President, Strategic Development at Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd and from 1994 to 1998, served as the Chief Operating Officer and later President and CEO of NovAtel Inc., a high tech company specialized in global positioning systems. Before moving to Canada Pascal was involved first as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and then as a member of the executive team in the turnaround of Jenoptik AG in Germany.
Pascal holds a Master of Law and a PhD in law from the University of Basel, Switzerland and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau in France.