With 50 years as a leader in international economic development and many exciting opportunities for further growth, CESO has a lot to celebrate.
50th Celebratory Event
Our 50th anniversary year celebrates the people, partners, clients and organizations who have contributed to CESO’s rich history. We also proudly recognize the impacts and contributions it has made through socio-economic change in the communities where we partner in Canada and around the world.
Over the coming year, we will be hosting several events to celebrate CESO’s 50th anniversary and recognize those who have been a part of our organization in meaningful ways.
There are so many individuals and groups who have helped shape CESO over the last 50 years. Below you will find only some of the many staff, volunteers, clients and friends from the past and present who embody CESO’s values of collaboration, diversity and commitment to excellence. We will continue to highlight CESO’s rich mosaic of individuals, organizations, programs and assignments in a variety of ways.
The concept and ideology that launched CESO in 1967 – matching retired Canadian business executives with businesses in developing countries using short term assignments that grow into long-term partnerships – remains at the core of what we do today. We look back on the events of the last 50 years.
We are pleased to welcome Volunteer Advisors, government leaders and corporate partners to help celebrate CESO’s 50th anniversary and recognize those who have been a part of our organization in meaningful ways. Please enjoy some photos from some of our 50th anniversary events below.