Members in 2019

Elke Babicki
M.Ed., R.C.C.

Elke Babicki, M.Ed., R.C.C., has been a consultant to corporations and a clinical counselor in private practice for over 25 years. For Elke Babicki, her family’s history has been more than a peripheral influence ­– it has been the determining factor shaping her life’s trajectory from growing up in a small Bavarian town to becoming a prominent therapist on the Canadian West Coast. Elke Babicki is also an author and motivationals speaker. 

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Mathis Baumbach
Associate Portfolio Manager – Investment Advisor

Mathis came to Canada from Düsseldorf in 2008 and joined the GCBA to stay in touch with the culture and language that he enjoyed growing up. He is working for an independent, full-service investment firm focusing on providing disciplined investment and retirement advice.

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Dmitry Bogouslavski
CEO Germanhaus Furniture Inc.
Interior design, import and installation of custom cabinets and other furniture made by most demanded German brands. 
 
Exclusive dealer of LEICHT kitchens 
and Hülsta furniture in BC. 
 
Website: germanhaus.ca
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Kirsten & Hartmut Friedrichs
ADEPT24 Business Solutions Inc.

In 2012 we immigrated to Canada. Together we founded the company ADEPT24 Business Solutions as a consulting company that supports foreign businesses entering the Canadian and US market with traditional high-quality products.

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Harald Lincke
Hertco Kitchens

Born in Munich, a Cabinetmaker, Engineer, 10 Years in South Africa, manufacturing kitchen Cabinets in BC and USA since 1976.

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Heiko Riese
UBS Bank (Canada)

USB Wealth Management offers a comprehensive range of investment products and services individually tailored for private clients. UBS is headquartered in Switzerland and has been present in Canada since 1951, with a platform that is unlike any other in Canada.

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Manuel Ruthardt
Broadridge Financial

Young professional working in the Fintech Industry and enjoying the Canadian life since 2016.

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SOS Kinderdorf BC
Children’s Village

We provide homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. SOS Children’s Village BC is one of over 572 Villages around the world, and is the ONLY SOS Children’s Village in Canada.  We provide a unique and proven model of foster care separate from the provincial system.

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Andreas Truckenbrodt
Clean Energy Consultant

I came to Vancouver in 2008 with the plan to stay for 3 years – now I am a Canadian citizen and will stay here for good.  I came from the Automotive Industry and now a consultant for Clean Energy.