Gasmi, Nassim

Nassim Gasmi Senior Director, Technology Strategy and Transformation Deloitte Canada Verdun, Quebec   Nassim’s interests vary widely, ranging from new technologies, sports and arts to philanthropy, Canadian politics and geopolitical issues. Travel is also one of his great passions, leading to the discovery of diverse cultures. This intellectual curiosity has been a big contributor to…

Gaillard, Claire

Claire Gaillard Director, Internal Communications and Experiences GSoft Montreal, Quebec   Claire Gaillard is serving as Director, Internal Communications and Experiences at GSoft. She has made information the focus of her career and has used it to foster empowerment through reflection for more than 10 years after graduating in sociology, journalism and communications. With her…

Gagnon, Sébastien

Sébastien Gagnon Assistant Academic Director Cégep Limoilou Quebec City, Quebec   Before becoming Assistant Academic Director at Cégep Limoilou, a community college, Sébastien Gagnon worked as a project leader in the international export of know-how and as a coordinator and teacher in the department of geomatics at the same institution. He also serves as vice-chair…

Fradette, Simon

Simon Fradette Director General Shared Services Canada Quebec City, Québec   In an ascent through the ranks of the federal public service that began in 1998, Simon has shown great flair in guiding various transformative projects and directing major operating units. The delight he takes in travel and discovery has led him to live and…

Farella, Nicolina

Nicolina Farella Program Director McConnell Foundation Montréal, Québec   Nicolina is Program Director at the McConnell Foundation, responsible for climate change work and social innovation initiatives. She sits on the board of Environment Funders Canada and Imagine Canada. Prior to working at the Foundation, she was Science and Innovation Officer with the British Consulate-General in…

Dupuis-Riendeau, Émilie

Émilie Dupuis-Riendeau Family Physician CISSS de la Gaspésie Gaspé, Québec   Dre Emilie Dupuis-Riendeau has been a rural family physician for 12 years. Very engaged in her medical community, she has worked in perinatal care, ICU and emergency department at the CISSS de la Gaspésie, while maintaining her teaching involvement at the GMFU Gaspé, and…

Djevahirdjian, Lisa

Lisa Djevahirdjian Communications Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Montreal, Quebec   Lisa Djevahirdjian embarked on a career as a journalist with Global Television following studies in art history and journalism. Involvement with her union led to a job with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, first in the Research department and then in Communications.…

Dho, Jenny

Jenny Dho Information Technology leader Montréal, Québec   Jenny’s career has centered around developing and sharing her interest in Information Technology. She fully supports technology-based innovation to provide greater convenience into our daily lives. This increased use must also come with relevant safeguards to ensure information accuracy and prevent misuse; a key focus in her…

Désir, Cadleen

Cadleen Désir Chief Executive Officer and Founder Déclic Laval, Québec   Cadleen Désir is CEO and founder of Déclic, a network of professionals providing services to special needs children across Greater Montréal, as well as Chair of the board of directors of the Groupement des chefs d’entreprises du Québec. An administrator of several organizations, she…

D’Amours, Andrew

Andrew D’Amours Co-founder Flytrippers Trois-Rivières, Quebec   Andrew is co-founder of Flytrippers, a travel deal website hat aims to help Canadians travel more. After earning an MBA degree, he advised a number of major organizations as a strategy consultant at KPMG-SECOR. He has also helped promote entrepreneurship, volunteering for various events in Canada, the United…