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Mr. Allan O’Dette

OMA CEO Allan O’Dette is a business leader with expertise in organizational transformation, the connection between health care and the economy and health care as a competitive advantage for Canada.

Mr. Allan O’Dette, MBA, ICD.D, is a high-profile, results-oriented leader with more than 30 years experience in public, private and not-for-profit and volunteer sectors where has he has a proven track record of success in leading change and organizational renewal. Allan is the CEO of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), which represents the political, clinical and economic interests of the province’s more than 41,000 physicians, residents and medical students. In this role, Allan is tasked with driving transformation and modernization in the 138-year-old organization. Previously Allan was appointed the first Chief Investment Officer for the Province of Ontario, in which he led the creation of a customer-focused, cross-functional enterprise generating billions of dollars in new attraction and retention investment to the province.

As President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for more than five years, Allan led the revitalization of Ontario’s most influential business organization, which has 60,000 members in more than 135 communities. In doing so, he established the OCC as an influential thought leader and change agent, with an engaged membership and a sustained financial foundation. Allan is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in progressive leadership roles in the bio-pharmaceutical sector. Passionate in support of Canadian business and his community, Allan has served on numerous private and not-for-profit boards and committees, including serving as vice chair of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Board of Directors. Allan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to his community and his philanthropic activities.

Speaking topics


Health-care system


Organizational change

Business modernization




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Mr. Allan O’Dette