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Rios-Karim Mercier began his career in industry, acquiring a passion for productivity and customer relationships. With an MBA from the John Molson School of Business, Rios brings a fresh skill set to Cafa.
In addition to an exceptional academic background, Rios has valuable manufacturing and sales experience and an excellent understanding of what makes an operation profitable.
Rios began his career as a bio-chemist, working in a variety of progressive roles from chemist through technical sales representative. He has worked for two major multinational chemical companies in both Europe and North America and is fluently bilingual.
An interest in finance led Rios to redirecting his career to finance and obtaining his MBA.
Rios was an organizer of the 2012 John Molson MBA International Case Competition. He was also a business consultant for the Concordia Small Business Consulting Bureau working on consulting mandates in retail and electronics.
In addition to his business degree, Rios holds an Honors BSc with Specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.