Pernille Fischer Boulter
CEO & Founder
The founder of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc., Pernille Fischer Boulter brings more than twenty five years of experience in international business development to public and private sector organizations, government agencies and international financial institutions. She has assisted thousands of small, micro and medium-sized private sector companies, trade and industry associations, and government agencies in their pursuit of export development worldwide. Pernille also facilitates public and private sector business development, provides project management services and establishes joint ventures across six continents. Originally from Denmark, Pernille’s professional experience began with the growth management of American and European IT companies from which her background in marketing, sales, training and consulting developed.
With comprehensive experience conducting global projects Ms. Fischer Boutler has worked on contracts funded by the European Development Fund (EDF), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and she is registered as a consultant with the Caribbean Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program.
Pernille harnessed this experience and acquired a Masters of Business from the Copenhagen School of Business in 1997. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1998, she continued on her educational path and obtained a Certificate in Project Management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada as well as a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) in Ottawa, Canada – the world’s leading international trade training and professional certification authority. In 2018 she completed an Executive Management Programme in Leadership and Innovation from INSEAD, in France.
Since founding Kisserup in 1998, Pernille achieved many accomplishments, among them:
In 2018 she was appointed a Member of the Atlantic Growth Advisory Board.
In 2014 she was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada by Women of Influence®.
From 2006 – 2019 she has been nominated for the Royal Bank of Canada Woman Entrepreneur Awards each consecutive year.
In 2007, she was awarded the Women of Excellence Award in the category of education and public affairs by the Canadian Progress Club.
From 2002 – 2007, she served as the appointed the Nova Scotia representative on the Federal SME Advisory Board to the Federal Minister of International Trade in Ottawa, Canada.
She volunteers her services as an international Mentor to The Immigrant Services Association (ISANS), the Centre for Women in Business (CWB) and serves as Past Co-Chair of the charity Dress for Success. Sharing her story to success, Pernille authored a book, “Tales of an Immigrant Entrepreneur: One Woman’s Story” published in 2018.