Archit Dhir ● Board Member
Director, International Projects
Arch is the director of international projects at Finance Montreal, the financial services’ cluster for the province of Quebec. In his current role, he is responsible for attracting foreign-based financial institutions to build and/or grow their presence in Montreal.
Prior to establishing himself in Canada, Arch worked at Columbus 2020, the economic development agency for central Ohio as a project manager, global trade and investment. He was responsible for launching and managing the comprehensive export promotion initiative for the central Ohio region, as well as, executing the FDI mandate by assisting international clients in their site selection, incentive negotiation and establishment efforts in Ohio and the United States.
Prior to moving to North America, Arch lived in New Delhi, India where he grew up. He started his career in market research at Grail Insights with international assignments in New Delhi and Nairobi, Kenya. Following his stint at Grail, he worked in a global client engagement role at Indian Ocean, an entrepreneurial, family-owned manufacturing company exporting furnishing articles globally. Multilingual, having lived in three countries and having worked with over a 40, Arch is well versed in international business development and has strong cross-cultural communication skills.
A proud Buckeye, Arch holds an MBA in global strategy from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Delhi.