Brook N. Wade

PROFESSIONAL

Mr. Wade is the President of Wade Capital Corporation, a private investment company. From 1994 to 2005, Brooke was the co-founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acetex Corporation, a formerly publicly traded chemical company specializing in acetyls, specialty polymers, and films. In July 2005, Acetex was acquired by Celanese Corporation, a transaction valued at approximately US $500 million. 

Prior to founding Acetex Corporation, Mr. Wade was founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Methanex Corporation. Mr. Wade held a number of positions with Ocelot Industries from June 1983 through September 1991, including President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. In September 1991, Ocelot Industries spun out its oil and gas assets and began a plan of growth through acquisition into what is today Methanex Corporation – the world’s largest methanol producer. Prior to joining Ocelot, Mr. Wade was involved in a number of independent business ventures. 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calgary
  • Chartered Accountant, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS │ AWARDS & HONORS

  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Member, World Presidents’ Organization
  • Member, Chief Executives Organization
  • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Board Member, Griffiths Energy International Inc.
  • Board Member, Novinium, Inc.
  • Advisory Committee Member, Network Capital Management Inc.
  • Chair of the Board, Crofton House School
  • Board Member, Crofton House School Foundation
  • Board Member, Vancouver Aquarium
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

PERSONAL

Mr. Wade resides in Vancouver, Canada and is married with three children.

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