DigiBC names veteran Howard Donaldson President

by Rob Lewis

DigiBC announced today that it has appointed Howard Donaldson as its new President. Donaldson is a seasoned digital media executive with over 15 years' experience leading high profile companies. Donaldson will replace current president Michael Bidu and begin leading the organization later this month.

Most recently, Donaldson served as Vice President, Studio Operations for Disney Interactive Studios, the interactive business unit of The Walt Disney Company. In this position, he was instrumental in helping to set up several new interactive studios around the world and implementing global best practices. Donaldson also co-founded Propaganda Games and helped establish a Disney presence in the province by selling this BC-based studio to the Walt Disney Company.

Prior to this, Donaldson served as the Chief Financial Officer of EA Canada. As an active member of the executive team, he was responsible for directing strategic and business planning that led to EA Canada's double-digit annual growth to almost $1 billion in revenue and employment of thousands of high paying jobs for graduates of our local universities.

Donaldson has been an active leader in the digital media community, serving on the Board of DigiBC and New Media BC for more than three years.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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