Molly Bañuelos

Molly Bañuelos

Board Member (Secretary)

Molly is the Trade Commissioner for the Life Sciences industry at the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, where she facilitates cross-border opportunities for Canadian companies in the digital health, biopharma, and medical device sectors.

Originally from Memphis, TN, Molly has been in Chicago for more than 10 years, building her career in the international trade & development space. She previously worked as a Trade Attache at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago. Other previous roles in the industry include promoting foreign direct investment of US companies into France as part of the French government agency Business France; representing the trade office of Alberta, Canada in Chicago; directing the International Trade Center at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago; and developing custom global research engagements as part of Euromonitor’s North American sales office in Chicago. Molly enjoys providing strategic direction on international opportunities for companies and partners, from entrepreneurial ventures to large-scale operations.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, International Business, and French from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Following graduation, she spent two years as a merchandising analyst at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, followed by a year teaching English in France, before settling in Chicago in 2008.

Molly resides in River Forest, IL with her husband, son, and daughter.

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