Our Team

In order to deliver wide-ranging and transformative services, solutions and advice to our clients, the Export Action Global team is unmatched in navigating today’s global business environment.

Our priority is to ensure our clients achieve export and business planning success. To do so, we offer you a multifaceted team of experts with diverse backgrounds who can support each of your trade and investment-focused business development and corporate planning goals.

Adam Taylor

Adam connects businesses with trade and investment opportunities in Canada and around the world. He is a recognized expert in international trade and has been a senior advisor to a Prime Minister as well as numerous Canadian ministers of foreign affairs, international trade and other economic portfolios.

As a senior advisor to Ed Fast, Canada’s former minister of international trade, Adam helped author the processes and strategic planning related to the historic Canada-European Union comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) as well as Canada’s official entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. He also led a team that helped consult, develop and launch the Global Markets Action Plan, Canada’s landmark international trade strategy that focused on advancing core Canadian capabilities in priority markets around the world with a particular emphasis on supporting SMEs.

In the Prime Minister’s Office, Adam advised on various economic, trade and foreign policy files, including several programs under Canada’s Economic Action Plan and planning and initiatives related to the G-8 and G-20 summits hosted by Canada in 2010.

Most recently, Adam was the Practice Lead at the International Trade Practice of Ensight, one of Canada’s leading national public affairs firms. At Ensight, Adam advised clients on trade and investment matters across leading sectors of the global economy including agriculture and agri-food, steel and related manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing/processing and consumer packaged goods.

A frequent media contributor, Adam’s commentaries on trade, and economic issues have been published in national and local newspapers across Canada and around the world including the Toronto Sun, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Inside U.S. Trade, the Vancouver Province and the Wall Street Journal.

Fion Anastassiades

Fion understands how to develop solutions that lead to success in today’s dynamic global business environment. He brings sixteen years of management consultant experience to the leadership team at Export Action Global. He is adept at understanding a company’s operational and financial processes and the myriad of challenges it faces as it attempts to expand in the global marketplace. His expertise lies in helping companies streamline and modernize their business with the ultimate goal of realizing greater profit.

Fion’s previous client list is global and spans a wide range of sectors ranging from packaged goods (Nestle and SAB Miller), transportation/logistics (CN Rail, Finnish Post and Transport for London), food services (Applebee’s), finance (Citigroup), automotive (Toyota), manufacturing (Mettler Toledo) and pharmaceutical (Roche).

In 2012, Fion was asked to take on a lead advisory role to Canada’s Minister of International Trade where he was responsible for advising the Minister on numerous sector specific policy initiatives including aerospace, defence procurement, international education, mining and the Global Markets Action Plan, Canada’s landmark international trade strategy.

Most recently, Fion advised the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on how to realize efficiencies in the services it provides. Specifically, Fion focused on how to allow goods to flow more freely across borders while maintaining requisite levels of security. It was at the CBSA where Fion honed his skills at navigating the customs regulations and red tape that often serve as a roadblock to potential exporters and importers – valuable expertise for any client looking to go global or understanding threats and barriers to their bottom line.