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About

Copap is a privately owned marketing and supply chain services company that provides products, services and solutions to facilitate global trade. Across several industries, Copap provides expert local service to companies of all sizes across the globe. 

Founded in 1989, Copap provides direct marketing and trading services for the Forest, Petrochemicals, Chemicals. Copap's Supply Chain Solutions division also services many other industries looking for assistance in global trade.

Intrinsically Canadian, Copap is headquartered in Montreal. Copap has auxiliary personnel hubs in New York, São Paulo, Bogotá, Dubai, Hong Kong and Paris. We have provided world-class service to over 1000 companies across 100+ countries.

Copap is WHERE THE WORLD COMES TO TRADE.

Empowered with the unique ability to see both sides of the marketplace, Copap looks horizontally at what others call verticals. What we see is a world interconnected by trade, where there is no fear of uncharted territory. Here, we adapt with agility to rapidly changing markets and supply chains, ensuring resilient, seamless collaboration and trades.

Our History

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1989

Copap opens as a pulp and paper trading business

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2007

Copap creates its Supply Chains Solutions product launching a new business

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1991

Copap expands into forest product value chain via manufacturing and distribution

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2023

Copap begins to service the PVC market by opening its partnerships with world-class partners

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2003

Copap begins to service the petrochemical industry

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2024

Copap launches its Petrochemicals division under the leadership of Naveen Chandra

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Our Team

"The business world's forest might look deep but it is welcoming to those who embrace it. Finding that path is Copap's "raison d'etre". We facilitate the access of the word's mid to large companies to the best supply chains of the world. Over the past 30 years, we have found one for all of our long lasting customers and principals; we are looking forward to helping you find yours."

 

David Sela, Founder/President

Advisory Board

1 / Benoit Daignault

Benoit Daignault is a distinguished leader with a wealth of experience in executive management, international finance, and insurance. As the former President and CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC), as which he served from February 2014 to February 2019, he played a pivotal role in advancing Canada's export markets and international relationships. His tenure at EDC, spanning over 14 years, included strategic roles in business development, financing and investments. Before his tenure at EDC, Benoit held various senior positions at GE Capital across Canada and the U.S. Benoit's currently serves as a Board Member at iA Financial Corporation.  His past contribution as a director includes as well the Conference Board of Canada. Benoit's extensive knowledge of financial markets, along with his expertise in insurance and governance, greatly enhances our strategic capabilities and decision-making processes.

2 / Berry Wiersum

Berry Wiersum is an esteemed professional from the pulp and paper industry with a career spanning four decades, culminating in his role as the CEO of Sappi Europe S.A. from January 2007 until his retirement in March 2021. At Sappi, he was pivotal in navigating the company through periods of significant change, focusing on sustainability and expansion into specialty papers. Before Sappi, Berry's leadership capacities were honed at ICI Fibres, Amoco Fabrics (Europe), and Amoco Chemicals (Europe), further extending to Pechiney S.A. in France, and Kappa Packaging BV in The Netherlands. His industry expertise is recognized by his tenure as chairman of the Confederation of European Paper Industries and his accolades include being named RISI's European CEO of the Year. Berry continues to influence the industry as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Sappi Europe post-retirement​​​​​​​​​​. Berry's deep expertise in business transformation and operational excellence not only provides Copap with invaluable insights into the pulp and paper industry but also strengthens our capacity for strategic innovation and the pursuit of excellence in our own operations.

3 / Raphael Palti

Raphaël Palti is the esteemed founder of Altavia, the world's preeminent independent network dedicated to marketing services for the retail sector. Established in 1983, Raphaël has been the driving force behind Altavia's rise to an international presence that champions sustainable solutions and innovative consumer trends. His foresight led Altavia to become the first communication group to be doubly FSC® and PEFC™ certified in Europe. In his dynamic career, Palti has been recognized as the "Communication Entrepreneur of the Year 2018," affirming his influential role in the industry. With an academic foundation from École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées, Raphaël's leadership extends beyond Altavia as he holds a position on the board at Etam. Raphaël infuses our advisory board with a profound humanistic approach, enhancing our ability to refine and express our strategic vision with clarity and insight.

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