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Appointments – BNI Canada New National Directors

BNI Canada has announced that Kai Bjorn and Derek Podorieszach are the new National Directors. They join the team of Nancy and Don Morgan, the couple responsible for bringing BNI to Canada 17 years ago.

Kai has a sports background where performance was critical. He played for the Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was a member of the America’s Cup-winning Alinghi Team in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003 and he competed for Canada in Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Kai is a graduate of Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Qc., and joined the ranks of BNI Canada in 2005.

Derek Podorieszach is a former World Cup and Nagano Olympic Coach for Canada in Downhill Skiing. He also contributed to the best-selling business book Masters of Success: Proven Techniques for Achieving Success in Business and Life. Derek’s contribution was a key article on Performance Cycles. Derek joined BNI Canada in 1999 and was instrumental in developing BNI Quebec.

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