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Advisory Board Members
Chief Marketing Officer
An inspiring marketer with a passion for breakthrough innovation and business growth, Mark Childs has a proven track record of building vital brands that resonate with consumers. He has most recently contributed to the rise of the Samsung brand in Canada, making it one the top 10 brands in the country.
As Samsung Electronic Canada Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer, Childs leads the organization’s strategic brand and marketing initiatives, overseeing brand marketing communications, public relations, corporate social responsibility and Samsung's online/social media teams.
Prior to joining Samsung, Childs was Vice-President of Marketing at Campbell Company of Canada. His strategic leadership and insight led to new business vitality, a CSR-refreshed unique brand identity, and a highly engaged team.
Recognized as an inspirational team leader, Childs actively cultivates marketing talent and best practices within the industry. In addition to his passionate support of AToMiC, he champions the Canada Young Lions Marketers initiative and has contributed professionally to the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA), the Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) Children’s Advertising Commitment committee and Enactus Canada, and he was Creative Chair at Concerned Children's Advertisers.
A role model in the LGBTA community, Childs pioneered the launch of PFLAG Canada’s 2012 awareness campaign while volunteering for the organization, winning a Cannes Lion award.
Originally from the U.K., Childs attended Groupe ESC Business School in Reims, France, following his studies at Queen Mary’s College in England. He is passionate about yoga, movies, technology and food.