14 leaders who will ‘provide a critical link to the external community’
Founding members of Concordia’s new Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board (ENCSAB) held their inaugural meeting earlier this month.
The group comprises internal and external champions of the engineering and computer science worlds who believe that the university plays an important role in producing the next generation of professionals.
Made up of industry leaders, accomplished Concordia alumni and current faculty members, the board will support Amir Asif, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science in developing and executing his strategy. It will provide a critical link to the external community and facilitate dialogue about key initiatives.
“We are very excited to welcome these 14 exceptional people into the ENCS family,” Asif says.
“By sharing their views on industry practices and needs, they will help us take our degree programs and research partnerships to the next level.”
The advisory board was introduced as the faculty moved into the second year of its five-year strategic plan, “Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers and Computer Scientists.”
Together, they will work to deepen knowledge of the faculty among advisors who support the dean internally and represent the faculty externally.
ENCSAB External membership
Gina P. Cody, (MEng 81, PhD 89) (Chair)
Head of Research and Innovation, Ericsson Canada
Rina Carlini (BSc 93)
President and CEO, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre
Corinne Charette (BSc 75, LLD 11)
Senior Fellow — Concordia University
Former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Vice President, Country Business Lead – Building Technologies and Government Affairs Quebec
Siemens Canada Limited
Vice president of Operations, Information Systems Group, MDA Corporation
Carolina Gallo (BA 84)
Head, Government Relations Canada
Rana Ghorayeb (BA 97, MEng 03)
Senior vice president, Global Investments Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Kon Leong (BComm 79, Hon DSc 17)
President, CEO and co-founder, ZL Technologies
Jahangir Mohammed (MASc 93, LLD 17)
Founder and CEO, Jasper Technologies
Site director, Google Montreal
Joseph Pataki (BEng 74)
President and founding member, QUAD Engineering Inc.
Tommy Petrogiannis (BEng 88)
President, eSignLive by Vasco
François Plourde (BEng 84)
President, CEO and chairman, CIMA+