Karra-Lee Gerrits is Protein Industries Canada's Vice-President, Strategy & Business Development
Prior to joining PIC, Karra-Lee worked for more than 20 years in international business development, promoting Canadian economic interests across a range of industries in roles in the public and not for profit sectors. As a former member of Canada’s diplomatic corps, she has worked and lived in Mexico, Venezuela, the Netherlands, the Philippines and most recently Japan. It was while leading the agri-food team at the Embassy of Canada to Japan that Karra-Lee discovered a passion for innovation in agri-food – an area she is thrilled to be advancing with, and on behalf of, PIC members.
Karra-Lee holds an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a BComm in Marketing from the University of Alberta. She is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta.