Ed Buller is Principal Consultant and President of EICO Management Inc, an international consulting company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and an ISN Associate.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics Chemistry and Math, a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum Development and Design, and has competed post-graduate work in Poverty Alleviation at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Starting as a professional educator, he has occupied leadership positions at the school division and provincial government levels, as Director of a government ministry, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Manitoba Government, and as a College Dean. While in government, he was a frequent representative of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, in international meetings in various countries of Europe.
Ed has extensive international experience as an educational leader and institutional development expert for projects in Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Lithuania, several countries in the eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China. The focus of his work was the integration of business and educational initiatives within the priorities of individual governments to ensure positive outcomes for their citizens.
Over the last 12 years, he has focused on dealing with First Nation and mining related issues, including relationship building with other governments, economic development, electoral reform and capacity building.
He has served as Senior Adviser to First Nation Chiefs and the Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.
A recognized leader in capacity building and institutional development, Ed has access to broad professional and institutional networks across Canada and abroad. He has demonstrated the ability to plan, implement and manage all aspects of complex projects, liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders, develop and lead change processes in policy and programs, and integrate cross cutting issues.
His extensive knowledge, recognized leadership qualities and proven professional experience in Canada and abroad, combined with his ability to work in different cultural contexts, make Ed a valuable contributor in working with and mentoring people and institutions to achieve their individual potential, stated objectives and outcomes.