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Yours truly,
Thomas W. McKaig

Certified International Trade Professional

10 George Street North, Suite 130,
Brampton, Ontario Canada, L6X 1R2

Tel: 1-905-458-6400 Website:

2018 Word CV

2018 PDF CV

2017 Convocation Speech


Courses Taken
Internet Work Shop: “Teaching on line Orientation Workshop”, Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, August, 2016

Supervisor Course: "Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness and Due Diligence" University of Guelph-Humber – October, 2014

Worker Course:
“Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training”: University of Guelph Humber – October, 2014

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Course:  University of Guelph Humber,  September, 2013

On-line internet training:    Universities of Guelph and Guelph-Humber,
  September, 2003 to present 

Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics – Introductory Tutorial for Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research
Involving Humans (TCPS) Course, University of Guelph January, 2006

C.I.T.P. - Certified International Trade Professional designation, Forum for International Trade Training, (FITT), Ottawa, member of the IATA (International Association of Trade Associations, Brussels). (October 2000 – ongoing)

Project Management: Toronto, January to March 2000.

Financial Markets: Montreal Exchange Floor Traders Options Exam, 1986;
Canadian Securities and Registered Representative Exams 1979.
Major Publications
Major International Articles
"Human Risk: How Effective Strategic Management Can Identify Rogues", "Five Routes to Greater Profitability for Small and Medium Enterprises", and "How and When to Use Non-Recourse Financing"

Articles Published in:


Awarded a 2017-2018 Study and Development Fellowship by the Office of
Provost of the University of Guelph. This award was based on Thomas’s proposal “On the Ground Business information in Latin America”. It ties in with his ongoing work in Latin American. The award is to further contribute to the quality classroom and online work done by Thomas.

Thomas  was recognized in the widely-read Canadian magazine, MacLeans, in its 2003 and 2004 Guides to Canadian Universities, as one of Ryerson University's best professors (133, 139).

Recognized and congratulated repeatedly in House of Commons for outstanding contributions in the field of international development. (1994, 2000, and 2003)

Fluency - English, French, German, Italian (worked/studied/lived in France, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, over period of 15 years).

Proficiency - Spanish and Russian. (Project Advisor - Central & South America. Project Advisor - Ukraine, Estonia and Lithuania).
1992 - present (Employment)

Author of the popular university textbook Global Business Today, Tom is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph. He has taught at Ryerson University, Carleton University, and the University of Saskatchewan.

He was recognized in the widely-read Canadian magazine, MacLean’s, in its 2003 and 2004 Guides to Canadian Universities, as one of Ryerson University's best professors (p. 133 and p. 139).

Courses taught include: 1984 - present (Consulting Projects)

Thomas McKaig provides advisory services in diverse industry sectors. [pinpointing and delivering strategic re-alignment solutions in areas of business development, operations and management reviews, international trade research and training]. He is Principal in Thomas McKaig International Inc., (TMI), an International Development firm. He recently served as Executive in Residence at the University of Tennessee.

Thomas has turned around companies in developing countries, where structural changes in government policies, including de-regulation, have eroded corporate profit and market share, demoralized staff and undermined quality customer service.

Clients in East & West Europe, North and South America include: the Montreal Exchange; the Peruvian Ministry of Energy & Mines; the United States Treasury Department's Bureau of the U. S. Mint, etc. Thomas has also advised on stock exchange creation in the Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia.

Thomas is currently involved in several ongoing TMI ventures He was appointed International Business Ambassador by the Economic Development Department of the Corporation of the City of Brampton (since 2000).

He is extensively involved in academic audits, internationally.

Current Projects
Completed Consulting Projects

January, 2006 - July, 2016
Advisory Committee member, Humber College,
International Business Degree
Toronto, Ontario
Served on committee for reviewing existing and proposed new international business courses and curriculum

March, 2016 – May 2016
Polytechnic College of Suriname

Paramaribo, Suriname

Was retained to create marketing, branding and communications strategies studies aimed at increasing the
national and  regional visibility and accessibility of this college within Suriname, neighbouring countries and the Dutch Antilles. Also advised on curriculum development for business studies.

March 2015 – June 2015
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
French language Testing Administrator
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD) initiative)
Toronto, Ontario

PISA is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems
worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. To date, students representing more than 70 countries including Canada have participated in  the assessment. 

French language Test Administrator Group Team Leader tasked with test
administration planning, organizing, delivery and following  up
with designated French and English language schools in the Toronto and Southwest Ontario region.

April, 2015 – May, 2015
Auditor  -  Education
,  Quality and Accountability Office - Provincial Standards
French language Examination Auditor
Toronto, ON
EQAO’s tests measure student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics in relation to the Province of Ontario's  Curriculum expectations. Tasked with auditing
french language secondary school comprehensive exam results  for provincial standards.

February 2014 - March, 2015
Advisory Board member
American Chamber of Commerce, Toronto
Am Cham represents the voice of USA business interests in Canada in addition to championing key US-Canadian issues and policy discussions pertaining to cross-border economic activity.  Amongst its many tasks and numerous connections, it works with TMX and other key businesses advocating fully open capital markets within North America. It works to develop unified views on matters critical to improving the flow of goods, capital and people between Canada and the USA.

November, 2012 – April, 2015
Member of the Board of Directors - Empire Club of  Canada
Toronto, Ontario
The Empire Club of Canada, established in 1903, is recognized as one of Canada's oldest and largest speakers' forums with a membership comprised of some of Canada's most influential leaders from the professions, business, labour, education and government. It has been addressed by over 3,500 national and international. Served on Speakers and Governance committees.

October – December,
2013 and October - November, 2014
Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association
Non-tariff Barrier and Trade Compliance Advisor,
Georgetown, Guyana
Authored report with recommendations addressing the association’s need to formulate an action  plan to counter regional non-tariff trade barriers and unfair trading practices being encountered by Guyanese companies doing business in the CARICOM region.  Interviewed industry leaders, international banks, international development banks, Government leaders and diplomats. 
Invited to return to prepare for implementation of my report findings.

September 2005  -
August 2014
Adjunct Professor - University of Guelph
Department of  Marketing and Consumer Studies
Thomas served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing  and Consumer (since 2005)  Studies at the University of Guelph where he taught  undergraduate and MBA courses. In addition, he was recognized as  Special Graduate Faculty by the University's Board of Graduate Studies.

November 2013 – January, 2014
Ministère des  Infrastructures, des Transport Terrestres et du Désenclavement
Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Travaux Publics (Centre for Training and Development), 
Dakar, Republique du  Sénégal

Training Advisor
Prepared French language strategic market plan focusing on quality training initiatives with recommendations aimed at deepening existing  linkages and
attracting new partnerships  between the Ministry of Public Work’s (Ministère des Infrastructures, des Transport Terrestres et du Désenclavement) training centre and Senegalese stakeholders including potential end users of training centre.

November – December, 2012
Universidad NUR – Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Senior Advisor -  Sales, Marketing and Advertising strategist
Conducted Spanish language interviews with key stakeholders.  Authored report with findings and recommendations aimed at enhancing advertising, sales & marketing strategies to  increase brand awareness and visibility within the competitive Bolivian  higher learning institutions market.

November  2008 – April  2009
Bloomsbury Publishers, London England,
Author, for Qatar Financial Authority publications

Wrote articles on; “Human Risk: How Effective Strategic Risk Management
can Identify Rogues”;   Five Routes to Profitability for Small and Medium Enterprises”;  "How and When to Use Non-Recourse Financing". 
Articles also published in Money Science, Area Development Magazines and American Management Association/ “Executive Matters” Review.

September 2007 - December 2008
Columbia Metals Corporation Limited (NWM Corp), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Investor Relations

Promoted and represented Columbia Metals Corporation's Mexican gold properties, internationally. Mr. McKaig was responsible for formulating marketing and promotional strategies aimed at increasing investor participation within international financial markets; and delivering corporate presentations to fund managers, private investors, retail and institutional stock brokers.

June 2008
Catholic University of Montevideo, Centre for Canadian Studies, Embassy of Canada and the Uruguayan National Chamber of Commerce & Services, Montevideo, Uruguay

Delivered workshops and seminars on International Business Negotiations geared towards Uruguayan business leaders. Tasked, as panel member and conference leader on “The Canadian Market for non-traditional Uruguayan Exports”, by the Uruguayan National Chamber of Commerce, the Catholic University of Montevideo and the Canadian Embassy in Uruguay.

July, 2007
Kumba Cameroon,
Trainer - Canadian International Development Agency project

Trained select groups of young adults in Kumba Cameroon in: entrepreneurship; marketing; business plan writing; and business startups.

May, 2007
Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay
Executive in Residence

Was invited as Key Note Speaker at campus-wide lecture series on international business, management and marketing. Advised and mentored on business startups, international trade and entrepreneurship.

June, 2005 and June 2006
Executive in Residence,
University of Tennessee

Was invited as Key Note Speaker on "International Business" at campus-wide lecture series, open to the public and, served as CEO in Residence, lecturing in several international business classes. Served as KeyNote Speaker on US/Canada differences in HR practices and US/Canada marketing/advertising realities. Advised on internationalization of curriculum and upgrading of business concentration. Advised on Canadian specific curriculum for new Canadian Studies Department.

August - September 2005
Montero, Minero & General Saavedra, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Senior Advisor

Advised on enhancing existing administrative regulations and controls in order to optimize property, land and vehicular tax collection efforts. Also advised on improving flows of communication at municipal levels through organizational design.

May 2003 - July 2003
College of the North Atlantic, Doha Qatar
Senior Academic Audit Advisor

Contracted by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) in Ottawa to work with academic audit team to prepare academic audit report for the Business and Administration programmes of the College of the North Atlantic (St. John's Newfoundland) Qatar campus.

November, 2002 - January 2003
Gold Way Limited, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Export and International Trade Advisor

Prepared gold export marketing study. Advised and trained client in the field of international trade. Formulated business development strategies aimed at facilitating company's retail sales expansion, globally.

August – September 1999
Banco Finadesa, San José, Costa Rica
Management Advisor

Conducted a Spanish language management and operations review. Project focused on areas of operations, human resource motivation, total quality customer service issues for front line, mid management and senior executives.

March 1999 – April 1999
Collège Boréal,
Sudbury, Ontario

Taught "Le financement du commerce international" (International Trade Finance).

August 1998 - March 1999
Carleton University School of Business, Professional Development Programme, Ottawa

Taught "International Trade Logistics" and "International Market Entry/Distribution".

November 1998
May 1985 - May 1986
Montreal Exchange (ME)
Business Expansion

Moderated for International Financial Derivatives conference (CIFO) November, 98: Led Marketing/PR seminars in Canada. Book based gold ME certificate trades increased from 9,300 ounces (Jan. - July 1985) to 120,000 oz. (May 85/May 86) Helped improve trading and market awareness. (Newspaper article).

March 1998 - August 1998
Canadian Institute of Management, Toronto

International Marketing

November 1997 - July 1998
Automotive Industry, University of Waterloo, Durham College
Global Entrepreneurship - Business Leadership programme

Sponsored by various institutions. Teaching and mentoring of automotive industry workers re: international trade issues including import/export issues.

April 1998 - June 1998
Steelcase Canada, Unionville, Ontario

Teaching, "International Marketing"

April 1996 - June 1996
Ministry of Energy and Mines, Government of Peru, Lima
Needs Assessment Survey Report

Retained by Peruvian government to identify areas of Canadian government technical cooperation and assistance. (legislative, environmental, logistic).

April 1996 - May 1996
CIDA and CESO, Lima Peru
Administrative Research

Recommended operational effectiveness strategies for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy & Mines.

July 1994 - April 1996
Asociacion Panamena de Usuarios de Transporte, Panama
Pre feasibility study

Prepared report on the viability of Global Shipping centre infra-structure, in Panama, after reversion of US Military bases to civilian use.

August 1995 - September 1995
Delcan Consulting Engineering Group, Toronto and Panama
General Background Paper

Researched scheduling, legal and financing aspects of Panamanian World Cargo Distribution Centre project.

February 1994 - March 1994
Parkland Regional College, Saskatchewan
Curriculum Development

Developed four modules for teaching (How to Start a Small Business; developing a Business; Marketing; Home Based Business); conducted seminars in "Marketing" and "Entrepreneurship".

January 1994
Parkland Regional College
Entrepreneurship Workshops

Prepared and presented business start up seminars for adult education.

July 1992 - September 1992
Tallinn International Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange Development

Led marketing seminars for future Brokers in young Estonian investment community. Authored stock trading and exchange infra-structure recommendations.

June 1992 - July 1992
Ukrainian Stock Exchange, Kiev
Strategy Development

Trained staff and formulated stock clearing procedures. Provided overall Stock trading, investment infra-structure, training and recommendations. Conducted frequent lectures to Ukrainian banking community members.

May 1992 - June 1992
Kaunas, Lithuania Chamber of Commerce

Met Lithuania's top CEO's and advised on possible joint venture contacts with Canadian and Western European firms.

April 1992 - May 1992
Vilnius Stock Exchange, Lithuania
Policy Recommendations

Served on local securities exchange commission and conducted seminars. Wrote report recommending changes regarding its business operations.

August 1991 - September 1991
Hotel and Tourism Association of St. Lucia
Trouble Shooting

Assessed methods for improving cruise ship customs clearance. Wrote report recommending increasing St. Lucia's regional competitiveness.

May 1991 - June 1991
Matrivedeki Femmuvek (MF), Hungary
Efficiency Review at Consumer Packaging factory

Identified organizational weaknesses within factory operations of 3,000 employees. Wrote report proposing westernizing shipping, delivery, and plant operations. Liaised several joint venture meetings with potential western buyers.

January 1991 - May 1991
Privy Council of Canada, Ottawa
Citizens' Forum on Canada's Future

Moderated citizens' forums throughout central Ontario. Provided ongoing feedback to Commission and to the press.

January 1990 - September 1990
Brendan Wood International (BWI), Toronto
Emerging Markets Research

Led interviews with Cabinet Ministers, Journalists and other East European decision makers, and compiled socio-economic data for possible sales to international investment banks.

May 1989 - October 1989
Powell GRC, London, England
Stock Trading

Introduced company to active German and Italian Financial Markets clients.

November 1988 - April 1989
World Gold Council, Milan, Munich and Geneva
Gold Investment Strategies

Worked on measures for increased pan European gold investment through European banks.

May 1986 - June 1986
US Treasury Department Bureau of the US Mint, Washington
Advisor for Worldwide Marketing Strategy

US Gold Eagle coin report, adopted by US Mint for marketing, logistics, packaging, payment methods, consignment, distributorship, & transport issues.
Current Employment
September 2005 - ongoing
University of Guelph-Humber, Department of Business,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Professor – Undergraduate courses

“Asia Pacific Studies”, “European Regional Business Studies", "Applied Business Projects", "Business Policy" & "Business Consulting".
Previous Employment
September, 2003 - August 2014
University of Guelph, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Professor  (2005-2014) - MBA and Undergraduate courses
Taught Development of European Integration from the establishment of the EEC to 1992; Management; Operations Management; and, Organizational Behaviour; Emergence of a United Europe; "Global Business Today"; (Executive MBA course was based on T. W. McKaig's book of same title).

January - April 1992 and September 1994 - 2006
Ryerson University, Faculty of Business,
School of Management, Toronto

Taught "Global Entrepreneurship", "International Trade - Export Management", "Studies in Management", "Ethical Leadership".

September 1994 - August 1995 & January 1996 - April 1996
Sheridan College, Faculty of Business, Brampton,

Taught "Canadian Political Studies", "Business Policy" (case studies), "Organizational Behaviour".

September 1993 - April 1994
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Political Studies, Saskatoon, Taught Political Thought and Government Typologies.

December 1986 - June 1988
Scotia McLeod, London, England ,
Institutional Equity Salesman

Opened up new Italian territory for trading Canadian Securities and conducted frequent investment seminars to Italy's key Investment Bank and Fund Managers.

June 1986 - December 1986
Union Bank of Switzerland, Toronto and Zurich,

Private Banker

October 1981 - October 1984
Royal Canadian Mint Gold Maple Leaf coin, Ottawa,
Sales Manager

Coordinated development and implementation of European Gold Maple Leaf strategies accounting for approximately $600 mio. in annual sales.

March 1979 - October 1981
Midland Doherty, Ottawa,
Retail Stock Broker

Specialized in retail gold/silver trades & equity sales to foreign private clients.
Country Experience
(on-site consulting and client visitations)

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