Deetken Insight hires Robin Shaban as associate partner

07 March 2024 1 min. read
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Deetken Insight, a Vancouver-based management consulting firm, has hired Robin Shaban as an associate partner.

Based in Ottawa, Shaban will lead Deetken’s operations in Ontario and help growth the firm’s presence and capabilities in the province.

Shaban is an economist and policy analyst with expertise in competition policy/law and economic, social, and cultural inclusion. In 2021, they were recognized with a Globe & Mail Changemaker Award for efforts to advance public policy on social justice and for their academic work on competition policy.

Shaban previously co-founded Vivic Research, a boutique economic consulting firm specializing in social justice causes. They are also a co-founder of think tank The Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project.

Deetken Insight hires Robin Shaban as associate partner

Shaban is currently completing a PhD focusing on competition policy at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. They hold a master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alberta.

“We are thrilled to welcome Robin to the Deetken team as an Associate Partner. Robin’s strong economic and public policy credentials and their interest in using quantitative research to solve complex policy problems will be a strong complement to our growing Economic Insights practice at Deetken,” said Julian Whike, partner. “We look forward to working with Robin as we grow our presence in Ontario.”

Founded in 2006, Deetken provides consulting services in strategy, business transformation and optimization, partnership and deal strategy, technology economics, energy economics, labour and workforce strategy, and data science.

The firm supports federal government, provincial ministry, and crown corporation clients, as well as other public sector entities and private sector companies.

Deetken in 2022 added Dara Frere as a partner based in Victoria.