Charles Gauthier

President/CEO, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association

Charles Gauthier was born in Winnipeg, and earned his Masters of City Planning there, but has become a true Vanlover. He’s been steering the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association with vision and a commitment to the future of downtown Vancouver for more than 25 years. He’s been the recipient of Business In Vancouver's prestigious ‘40 Under 40 Achievement Award,’ and the Downtown Vancouver Association’s President’s Award, in addition to other accolades.

He shares his well-earned wisdom sitting on the board of directors of the BC chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. He’s also a former executive of the International Downtown Association’s board of directors. He’s a music fan and student of guitar. In his spare time he loves great food and exploring the world’s great cities.