Concordia University

Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board

The Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board (ENCSAB) is comprised of members who believe that Concordia University plays an important role producing the next generation of engineers and advancing the Faculty’s cutting-edge research. The ENCSAB is a group of supporters who will assist the Dean of the Faculty in developing and executing his strategy for the Faculty. They will provide a critical link to the external community and facilitate dialogue about key strategic initiatives.

Advisory Board mandate

Provide an advisory group to support the Dean of the Faculty. Deepen the knowledge of the Faculty among advisors who support the Dean internally and represent the Faculty externally.

Support the Development efforts of the Faculty by participating in advancements and fundraising activities via either direct support or counsel, advice and networking.

Strengthen the Faculty’s strategy and the execution of its strategy by providing a view of industry practices and needs.

Participate in events that connect Concordia’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science to the broader community.

Advisory Board membership

External membership  
Gina P. Cody, P. Eng., Ph.D. (Chair)

Marc Donato
VP Operations, Information Systems Group
MDA Corporation
Pierre Boucher
Head of Research & Innovation
Ericsson Canada
Carolina Gallo
Head, Government Relations Canada
ABB Inc.
Rina Carlini
President and CEO
Haltech Regional Innovation Centre  
Rana Ghorayeb
Senior Vice President - Global Investments Infrastructure
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Corinne Charette
Senior Fellow, Concordia University

Former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Kon Leong
President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
ZL Technologies


Stéphane Chayer
Vice President, Country Business Lead
Building Technologies and Government Affairs Quebec
Siemens Canada Limited
Jahangir Mohammed
Founder & CEO
Jasper Technologies
Shibl Mourad
DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead
Google Montreal
Tommy Petrogiannis
eSignLive by Vasco
Joseph Pataki
President & Founding Member
QUAD Engineering Inc.
François Plourde
President, CEO and Chairman
Danny Di Perna
Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing
GE Power
Internal membership  
Amir Asif
Dean, Faculty of ENCS
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Christopher Trueman
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ali Akgunduz
Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Mourad Debbabi
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Michelle Nokken
Associate Dean, Student Academic Services
Professor,  Building Civil & Environmental Engineering
Guillermo Mendoza Suarez
Advisor, Research, Development  & Partnerships
Michelle Miatello
Principal Director of Development
Samia Aladas
Recording Secretary
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