Wade Oosterman is Vice Chairman of Bell Canada, Canada’s largest telecommunications service provider, and Group President of Bell Media, positions he has held since 2018. He also serves as Chief Brand Officer of Bell Canada and BCE, a position he has held since 2006.
Mr. Oosterman also served as President of Bell Mobility, the company’s national wireless business, from 2006 to 2018. He was previously Chief Marketing and Brand Officer for TELUS Corp. and Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for TELUS Mobility. In 1987, Oosterman co-founded wireless carrier Clearnet Communications Inc. and served on its board of directors until the company’s sale in 2000 to TELUS.
Mr. Oosterman serves on the boards of directors of Telephone Data Systems Inc., a telecom operator participating in the US Midwest markets, and Enstream, a joint venture of the three largest Canadian telecom providers engaged in the business of mobile payments and identity verification. He has also served on the boards of directors of Ingram Micro and Virgin Mobile Canada. Mr. Oosterman brings to the board financial acumen, risk assessment and mitigation, and exceptional operations experience.
His leadership includes extensive experience in both sell-side and buy-side transactions, with a substantial footprint extending beyond Canada to China, Japan, Korea, Europe and the US. Since 2008, under Mr. Oosterman’s tenure, Bell has delivered the highest shareholder returns in North America in the telecom sector. He holds a BA in Economics and Financial Studies from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey School at Western University.