An accomplished senior business leader with over 25 years of experience in senior management positions, Chris has led GHY International since 2017. Chris attended the School of Hard Knocks where he graduated with honours in finance, operations and sales. Combining hard-earned experience with a natural affinity for strategy, Chris has successfully steered the growth of 4 mid-sized organizations in the course of his career. Chris describes his leadership style as “hard on issues, soft on people” believing that profitable, successful companies are an outworking of caring leaders committed to developing others. Chris leads by example, embracing and instilling the principles of transparency, accountability and vulnerability which he sees as the foundational pillars for an engaged, performing workplace.
Bruno Biondi is the VP of Canadian Operations for GHY international. He started in this industry as a student in Sir Sanford Fleming College customs administration program back in 1996. Since that time he has obtained the Certified Customs Specialist designations for both Canada and the United States, the Certified Trade Compliance Specialist designation in Canada and holds his Professional designation with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Al is a Certified Trade Compliance Specialist with a Professional Customs Broker designation, and has attained Certificate of Management (Honours) and P. Mgr. Designations through the University of Manitoba.
He has been at GHY since 1982, progressively working his way through the operations to his current role of EVP, Client Services & Regulatory Affairs. Al’s client service and regulatory focus embraces the increasing demands of GHY’s One Border One Broker client service and business development requirements. Al’s works in partnership with the executive, leadership and management teams.
He is a proven hands-on leader with exceptional knowledge of the Customs industry & GHY ’s clients. Al has served as a National Director for the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers since 2012 in various roles (including the Executive Committee, 1st Vice Chair & Secretary-Treasurer).