Andrea Mandel-Campbell

Andrea Mandel-Campbell is the co-host of BNN’s SqueezePlay, as well as a veteran journalist, author and sought-after public speaker. Nominated for the Writer’s Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing and the John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize, Mandel-Campbell is the author of the best-selling book, Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson. She takes a penetrating and unapologetic look at why Canadian companies fail to go global and why they must. As a public speaker, Mandel-Campbell regularly travels the country to speak with government, companies and industry associations about the challenges and opportunities globalization offers and what Canadians need to do to be more competitive both from a private and public policy perspective. Mandel-Campbell is on the board of directors of the Canadian Council for the Americas and in 2008 the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) awarded her an Honorary Certified International Trade Professional designation (CITP). She also sits on the editorial board of Export Development Canada’s quarterly magazine, ExportWise. A foreign correspondent in Latin America for close to a decade, Mandel-Campbell was the Mexico bureau chief for London’s Financial Times as well as correspondent in Argentina for Business Week magazine. In Canada, she worked as a feature writer for the National Post, specializing in global competitiveness issues and has contributed to Maclean’s and The Walrus magazines. In 2006, Mandel-Campbell won a media fellowship from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to travel to China and write about Canada-China business ties for Maclean’s magazine.