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Tom McKaig: Bringing my world to my students

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Tom McKaig

“My passion is bringing my world to my students.”

For international business expert and UofGH Prof. Tom McKaig, this means his entire world – from his more than 30 years of experience (outnumbered only by the number of countries he’s worked in) to his go get ’em attitude.

“I bring to class consulting reports I've done as advisor to the Peruvian Ministry of Energy & Mines or as consultant to a Costa Rican bank; I bring in the Ambassador of Mexico or the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic or the Consul General of Hungary; I bring in speakers who are decision-makers in their field across the diplomatic corps in Canada for Latin American business studies, Asia Pacific business studies, European Regional business studies." 

"I bring to my class what I bring to my clients – energy, passion and opportunity.”

“There’s nothing cookie cutter about it. I want to genuinely introduce my students to more than our diverse world; I want to connect them with their passions.”


President & CEO of Thomas McKaig International Inc., Prof. McKaig has worked in the Middle East, Africa, North America, South and Central America, Asia and Europe.

He has served as Executive in Residence at the University of Tennessee. In 2017, he was awarded a University of Guelph, Office of the Provost Study and Development Fellowship. “On the Ground Business information in Latin America”. His findings further connect his private sector work in Latin America to classroom learning in his international business courses. In the same year, he was the Faculty of Business KeyNote Convocation Speaker for the University of Guelph-Humber’s graduating business classes. Previously he was a recipient of its Faculty/Staff Mentoring Award.

He’s held international executive positions within the Royal Canadian Mint and the World Gold Council, and has served as worldwide strategic marketing advisor to the United States Treasury Department Bureau in connection with the US Mint’s Gold Eagle Bullion coin program.

His 6th edition of Global Business Today (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) was released in February, 2021.


International Trade
International Trade Finance
European Union Integration
Ethical Leadership
Global Supply Management
Asia Pacific Business Studies
Business Strategies