First, it is my great pleasure to be part of the Federation of Portuguesse Canadian Business & Professionals. I have been a member of the FPCBP Board of Directors since 2019.
I am the proud son of my late parents, Joao and Luzia Ribeiro who immigrated from Terceira, Azores Portugal to Sutton Quebec, Canada in May of 1960. I was born in Toronto, Ontario and consider myself a proud member of the Luso Portuguesse community. I am married for over 25 years to my lovely wife Antoinetta. We have 2 daughters, Sophia and Juliana, both who attend The Ryerson University in Toronto. I have worked for nearly 30 years as a Senior Merchandise Buyer in the corporate offices for both Canadian and International retailers such as Canadian Tire Corporation, Walmart Canada, Ace Canada, owned by Lowes Canada. I have travelled extensively for business across Canada, USA, Europe, South East Asia, China, Hong Kong, Macau and Bangladesh.
With my many years of business experience, I look forward to working my fellow FPCBP colleagues’ in forging strong ties with the Luso Portuguesse community.