George Gritziotis

(Former) Chief Executive Officer
Ontario College of Trades

George Gritziotis has over 25 years of leadership experience in strategic development and operational implementation, board governance and structures, and overall organizational development across a range of private and public sectors. He is the former CEO of the Ontario College of Trades, where he provided executive leadership for an apprenticeship agency mandated to protect the public by regulating and promoting the value of certified skilled trades.

Prior to that, Gritziotis was associate deputy minister with the Ministry of Labour and chief prevention officer for the province of Ontario. He successfully led the development of Ontario’s first integrated occupational health and safety strategy to guide the province’s prevention activities through the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Ontario’s health and safety associations. He was also appointed by the Minister of Labour to chair a review of emerging issues affecting workplace health and safety in underground mines, which resulted in new mining regulations to improve health and safety outcomes.

Gritziotis earned his master's of business administration at the University of Ottawa, and an honours BA in economics at Concordia University in Montreal. He has completed executive programs at University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Queen's University's Executive Development Centre and Banff Executive Leadership Inc. He’s also an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Study Conference, 2000.

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