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Ontario Forest Industries Association president and CEO to retire

November 23, 2020  By P&PC Staff

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) has announced that its president and CEO, Jamie Lim, will retire at the end of the year.

OFIA has appointed Ian Dunn, executive director of policy and operations, as interim president and CEO, effective January 1, 2021.

“OFIA is a far more effective and collaborative association today following Jamie’s 17-year tenure as president and CEO,” says Erik Holmstrom, chair of the board of directors, in a statement.


The board recognized Lim’s dedication and commitment to OFIA’s members, Ontario’s renewable forest sector and the people of northern and rural Ontario.

“Jamie’s enthusiastic leadership allowed our association to navigate in complex environments, engage diverse stakeholders and rights holders and most importantly, lead to the development of Ontario’s recently announced Sustainable Growth: Ontario Forest Sector Strategy,” says Holmstrom.

“Ian has worked closely with Jamie and the members for many years and has demonstrated his experience and commitment to the OFIA. We are pleased to have Ian take on this role in the new year.”

OFIA’s member companies produce renewable forest products ranging from pulp and paper and paper packaging, to dimensional lumber, to engineered wood products, to research and development in innovative technologies, such as engineered soils and organic mulch.

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