Sven List was appointed Senior Vice-President, Trade Connections in May 2019. A critical challenge confronting EDC is the goal of diversifying Canadian exports. This goal is central to Mr. List’s role, leading the group charged with creating new connections and trade opportunities for more Canadian exporters. As well, he represents EDC’s brand across international markets as he and his group develop and manage relationships with EDC’s international clients, partners and stakeholders, while also managing and driving sustainable growth for EDC’s financing services. Before taking on his senior executive role, Mr. List was Vice-President of the Corporate Lending International team. Since joining EDC in 2000, he worked in progressively more senior roles in the Structured Project Finance (SPF) team before being promoted to VP and Head of Structured and Project Finance in 2014. Prior to joining EDC, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the Corporate Banking unit of a foreign bank’s operations in Mexico.
Mr. List holds a master of business administration from McGill University, a BBA degree in finance and a B.A. in economics (honours) from The University of Texas at Austin.