CEO Bios

The following CEOs will be participating in Year Four of the program:


Toronto

Ana Dominguez

Ana Dominguez

President, Campbell Company of Canada

Ana Dominguez was appointed President of Campbell Company of Canada in August 2014. She is responsible for the strategic business direction and overall leadership of Campbell Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company.

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Kevin Frey

Kevin Frey

CEO, Right to Play International

Kevin Frey is the CEO of Right To Play International. He is responsible for Right To Play’s global strategy and operations. Kevin joined Right To Play from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management where he served as Managing Director of its flagship MBA program.

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Robert Hardt

Robert Hardt

President and CEO, Siemens Canada

Robert Hardt serves as the President and CEO of Siemens Canada. Mr. Hardt is responsible for the overall strategic management, direction and leadership for all activities in Canada. Mr. Hardt is a proven and dedicated leader with a successful history at Siemens.

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Linda Hasenfratz

Linda Hasenfratz

Chief Executive Officer, Linamar Corporation

Linda Hasenfratz is the Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing Company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. Hasenfratz joined her father’s company in 1990 and worked her way up from the ground floor, experiencing all aspects of the business including running a machine, engineering and operations management. 

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Kristi Webb

Kristi Webb

President and CEO, North America, Element Fleet Management

Kristi Webb is President and CEO, North America, of Element Fleet Management. Prior to this role, she was President and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services which was acquired by Element Financial in 2015. Previously, Webb was general manager of the GE Capital Dealer Finance business, and held key leadership roles in marketing, operations and quality.

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Montreal

Hubert Bolduc

Hubert Bolduc

President and Chief Executive Officer, Montréal International

Hubert Bolduc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal, a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and an MBA from HEC Montréal. In January 2016, Hubert Bolduc was appointed President and CEO of Montréal International.

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Nathalie Bondil

Nathalie Bondil

Director and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Art historian Nathalie Bondil has been the Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and its Chief Curator since 2007. Thanks to her leadership, the Museum has built an enviable reputation for its design, production and exportation of dynamic exhibitions on the international scene (30 cities over the last ten years, and twelve cities with over two million visitors for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Pierre Gabriel Côté

Pierre Gabriel Côté

President and Chief Executive Officer, Investissement Québec

Pierre Gabriel Côté was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec on December 17, 2014. A management consultant since 2012, Mr. Côté has extensive experience running large North American and international companies.

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Christiane Germain

Christiane Germain

Co-founder and co-president Group Germain Hotels

As Co-President of Group Germain Hotels, Christiane Germain oversees operations and marketing for all of the Group’s properties. Dynamic, tenacious and inventive, her entrepreneurial qualities have been honored on several occasions by Canada’s business people and by the tourism community.

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Annick Guérard

Annick Guérard

President, Transat Tours Canada

Annick Guérard began her professional career in the transportation industry as a Project Manager in engineering consulting, and then worked as a Senior Consultant in organizational management for professional services firm Deloitte Consulting.

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Hubert T. Lacroix

Hubert T. Lacroix

President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

Hubert T. Lacroix was appointed President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada on November 5, 2007, for a five-year term and reappointed until December 31, 2017. As President and CEO, Mr. Lacroix is responsible for overseeing the management of CBC/Radio-Canada to ensure that Canada’s national public broadcaster delivers on the various aspects of its mandate.

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Vancouver

Debra A. Hewson

Debra A. Hewson

President and CEO, Odlum Brown Limited

Debra Hewson is President and CEO of Odlum Brown Limited, a full-service investment firm headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Debra leads with objective and strategic insight developed from an accomplished career in the investment industry spanning almost 30 years.

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Jim Lightbody

Jim Lightbody

CEO and President, BCLC

On March 31, 2015, BCLC’s Board of Directors appointed Jim as President and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. He held the role on an Interim basis since January 30, 2014. Over the past 14 years, Jim has also served as Vice President of Lottery Gaming and Vice President of Casino and Community Gaming.

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Jonathan Whitworth

Jonathan Whitworth

Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan ULC

Jonathan Whitworth joined Seaspan in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer, bringing over 20 years of seagoing, shore side, strategic planning, management, and leadership experience to the organization. After graduating from the Texas Maritime Academy, Jonathan sailed for six years as an officer aboard tankers and chemical carriers in the international market.

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Calgary

Gianna Manes

Gianna Manes

President and Chief Executive Officer, ENMAX Corporation

Gianna comes to ENMAX with over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Duke Energy, a large North American power holding company supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 4 million customers.

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Dave Mowat

Dave Mowat

President and CEO, ATB Financial (Edmonton)

Dave Mowat is the President & CEO of ATB Financial, which, with assets of more than $43 billion, is Alberta’s largest, provincially based financial institution. ATB employs almost 5,300 team members in 244 communities, providing personal, business, agriculture, corporate, and investor financial services to more than 710,000 Albertans and Alberta-based businesses.

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Kim Truter

Kim Truter

CEO, De Beers Canada Inc.

Kim joined the De Beers Group of Companies as CEO of De Beers Canada Inc. in August 2015, bringing with him 30 years of mining experience in both surface and underground operations and large scale project development across a broad range of commodities in multiple geographies.

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Ottawa

Meg Beckel

Meg Beckel

President & CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

On June 6, 2011, Meg Beckel began her five-year appointment as President & CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature.  Beckel joins a team of passionate and committed individuals dedicated to the museum’s vision to inspire understanding and respect for nature. 

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Goldy Hyder

Goldy Hyder

President and CEO, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Canada

Goldy oversees H+K Canada’s nine offices, as well as sales, marketing and new business development for the firm, while providing strategic communications counsel to its extensive and diverse client base. Goldy joined H+K in 2001 and boasts more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

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Conrad Sauvé

Conrad Sauvé

President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross

Conrad Sauvé has been the President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross since 2008. Under his leadership, the Canadian Red Cross has strengthened its capacity in emergency management and health programming and made significant contributions in the wake of multiple large-scale domestic and international emergencies.

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