BCLC is pleased to welcome Natasha Questel as its new Chief Social Purpose Officer and Vice President, Marketing, effective January 22, 2024.
Questel joins BCLC with significant experience in the non-profit and consumer-packaged goods sectors underpinned by her commitment to help create a better world. Most recently, she was the CEO of One Girl Can, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to breaking down poverty and gender inequality among the world’s most vulnerable girls. Prior, she was the President of Happy Planet Foods, a Vancouver-based, sustainable-food company focused on doing right by people and the planet.
“As BCLC continues to mature as a social purpose company working to generate win-wins for the greater good, it’s integral that we continue to embed our ‘reason for being’ into all that we do,” said Pat Davis, President and CEO, BCLC. “We are thrilled to welcome Natasha to BCLC, where I know that her passion for making a difference, combined with her demonstrated business success, will enable us to innovate and iterate on how we can further improve our business – and influence others to do the same – for the betterment of society.”
Questel’s recent volunteer efforts include serving as the board chair and working board member of Basket Brigade Canada, a not for profit dedicated to spreading love by delivering food baskets to single moms and under-represented Canadians in need. She is also board member of Aisle, the B Corp period-care brand, focused on sustainability and inclusivity. In the last year, she has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun, speaking about the importance of breaking down barriers for women and driving inclusivity in the Canadian workplace.
A graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive LEAD program, she was a finalist in the Stanford Venture Capital Boot camp. She is a member of YPO, the global community of CEOs. She is currently pursuing the YPO Gold President’s program at Harvard and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.