Executive Director, International Business at Ibec
Jackie King is an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking international business leader with over 20 years of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Jackie is known for being a visionary strategist with the ability to deliver extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, reputation and profitability while overcoming complex business challenges and making high-stakes decisions. She is respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability, and especially skilled in stakeholder relations and developing and directing high-performing cross-functional, multi-region teams, particularly during times of change in an era where disruption is a constant.
Based in Brussels, Jackie is currently Executive Director of International Business at Ibec – Ireland’s largest and most influential business advocacy and representative organisation. In that role, she is responsible for expanding Ibec’s international reach, profile and influence globally on issues that have the greatest impact on our economies and societies, and for enhancing international support for Ibec’s members and businesses that do business in, with and through Ireland.
Prior to joining Ibec, Jackie spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canada’s largest and most influential business association. Jackie was responsible for leading the executive and management teams in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan, overseeing operational and financial performance, strengthening relationships with key external stakeholders, and leading the development and rollout of strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion, international business, and high-value services for scale-ready SMEs.
Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber, Jackie spent 19 years with the country’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs consultancy – Hill + Knowlton Strategies (H+K). She joined the firm in 1999 and advanced through the ranks from an entry-level intern to executive leadership. In her final role with the firm, Jackie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of H+K’s Ottawa office, responsible for developing and executing the corporate plan and accountable for strategic direction, as well as the performance of the office and its people. Simultaneously Jackie led and managed multiple, complex national and international client files, and has counseled officials, boards and senior executives in almost every sector and industry in the Canadian economy.