Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Brains Bioceutical
Barinder brings two decades of experience as a trusted strategic advisor on public affairs, government relations, community and stakeholder engagement. Through his public and private sector work, Barinder has worked with domestic and international Governments on public policy and trade relations.
Barinder has served in various senior roles within the Government, including Director of Policy in the office of the British Columbia Premier, where he worked to ensure specific policy development aligned with the government’s broader objectives. In this role, he led a team responsible for strategic planning and cross-government coordination. As Senior Director of International Missions for the British Columbia Government, Barinder identified and led the execution of targeted international trade missions and events, ensuring missions delivered trade and investment outcomes for BC. Mr. Bhullar engaged with external parties in Canada and International Markets to encourage business to business, and business-government relationships. Barinder also served as chief of staff to the Minister of Health.
Outside of Government, Barinder was the Principal of Mainland Strategies Inc., a consultancy firm where Barinder worked with International Clients in the tech and Agtech sectors. Barinder also served as Vice President of International Affairs for a leading Health Canada licensed Canadian Cannabis Producer, leading the global market strategy for medical cannabis. In this role, Barinder worked with Governments in the UK and Brussels to provide input on Europe’s medical cannabis policy. He also sat on the Center for Medicinal Cannabis advisory boards in Europe and the UK’s Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group, sharing his expertise across the globe, including keynote and panel speaking opportunities.