Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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Alberta’s economic future depends in part on its growing relationship with China, and there are few people that understand that better than Gordon Houlden. He’s the director of the University of Alberta’s China Institute and a former director general at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he worked in a variety of roles, including at the Canadian trade office in Taipei and the Canadian embassy in Beijing. Houlden was re-appointed to his role on May 1, 2012, and will be a key contributor to discussions about how Alberta can best continue to build its relationship with the world’s second-largest economy and the people who live there.