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Consumer Protection BC CEO takes home two international awards

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Robert Gialloreto named by Business Worldwide as Best CEO Non-Profit Organization, Canada; Visionary CEO of the Year, Canada

(Aug. 2, 2017) VICTORIA, BC While Robert Gialloreto, President & CEO of Consumer Protection BC, a regulator based in Victoria, BC, is honoured to take home two top CEO awards from Business Worldwide, he credits the people he works with for his success.

“All of us here at Consumer Protection BC are driven by the simple mandate of helping consumers,” says Gialloreto. “I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to lead a team of skilled and passionate people, and it really is that team that enables recognition of this kind.”

Business Worldwide named Gialloreto the winner in two categories: Best CEO Non-Profit Organization, Canada, and Visionary CEO of the Year, Canada. In the awarding process, Business Worldwide praised Gialloreto’s accomplishments over the past four years in building employee engagement (the senior level of the organization measured 100 per cent engagement in 2016), establishing and operationalizing meaningful corporate values, emphasizing employee growth and development, and supporting his team in finding new and better ways of working.

“The people here are always seeking innovative and more efficient ways of working, or solve business issues,” says Gialloreto. “My role is to remove the obstacles on the path to the solution and empower our thought leaders – it is in this type of culture that the meaningful work gets accomplished.”

Gialloreto joined the provincial regulator in 2013, after spending five years at the helm of Tourism Victoria. Earlier this year, Consumer Protection BC was named a Best Workplace in Canada by Great Place to Work, and Gialloreto earned a finalist spot for the 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP Award for Canadian HR Champion (CEO) from the Canadian HR Awards.

Consumer Protection BC administers the province’s consumer protection laws, and operates through an Administrative Agreement with government on a cost-recovery basis. The regulator offers its 45 employees flexible work schedules, recognition opportunities, a comprehensive training and development program, and has in place an employee-led and company-supported charitable giving committee (which has helped raise tens of thousands for local communities). 

For more information about the Business Worldwide CEO awards, please click here.  

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About Consumer Protection BC:

Consumer Protection BC is the regulator of a variety of industries and specific consumer transactions in the province. We license and inspect our regulated businesses, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, classify all general release motion pictures, respond to consumer inquiries and we are a key step on a consumer’s path to finding a solution to an issue. Our vision is a province where all citizens of BC are empowered in their transactions as a result of rigorous and consistent business compliance and through the provision of solution-based information. 

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