Vice President, Ontario & Business Resources
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Plamen Petkov is the Vice President for the Ontario branch of Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In this role, he leads the Federation’s legislative agenda in the province by representing the views of 42,000 Ontario small and medium-sized business members to all levels of government, business groups, media, and other stakeholders. Since joining CFIB in 2006, Plamen has covered numerous legislative areas, including taxation, regulation, shortage of qualified labour, municipal affairs, agri-business, financing and pension policy. He has also authored several research reports on a wide variety of public policy and economic issues.
Prior to joining CFIB, Plamen worked as an analyst and a consultant in the financial services industry in Toronto. His responsibilities included research and project management; business development; investment planning; and comparative analysis on international business competition.
Plamen holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from York University and Master of Laws Degree in Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has recently completed an Executive MBA in cross-enterprise management at the Ivey School of Business.