President and CEO

Black Business Association of BC

Nerissa Allen, a Biologist and entrepreneur, her first passion being the creation of clean organic skincare, which she has brought to market through her line Organic Skin Therapies. She is a community leader with a dedication to building economic prosperity within the African Diaspora. Spearheading market access impact initiatives which drive commerce in Canada, while connecting the Diaspora to the continent of Africa. As the Co-Founder and President of the Black Business Association of BC, Nerissa drives progressive change by harnessing her 20 years of experience as a federal public servant and many years serving on boards such as the Barbados Cultural Association of BC and the Vancouver Economic Commission Advisory Board.

Honored as the 2021 Surrey Board of Trade, Women in Business Social Trail Blazer; 100 Most Influential Black Canadians by AfroGlobal TV in 2022; and most recently recognized as BIV News 2023 Most Influential Business Leaders in BC.

Nerissa is now also supporting other non-profit organizations. Through Nerissa Allen Consulting, she is helping organizations re-imagine how they can support their audience through hybrid business growth strategies and integrated technology.