William Polushin is Founder and President of AMAXIS Inc. He is also Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness, and a Lecturer in international business at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Over the past 22 years of his 27 years in industry, Mr. Polushin has been at the forefront of international business development across North and South America, and, more recently, in Asia (China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and India) and Western Europe. His experience spans several sectors and industries including, manufacturing (industrial and consumer products), engineering and construction, and information technology.
Prior to establishing AMAXIS, Mr. Polushin worked with SNC-Lavalin International as Vice President Business Development, Mexico and the Caribbean. His professional credentials also include assignments with the Canadian Embassy in Chile, and Petro-Canada Products.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Polushin has served as Chair of the Quebec Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico. He currently sits on the Advisory Council of Room to Read, Montreal Chapter, and the SME Advisory Committee at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Polushin is a graduate of the North Americas Business Fellows Program – a trilateral MBA program offered by McGill University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance and Marketing (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta.