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Gina Cody School Advisory Board

The Gina Cody School Advisory Board (GCSAB) comprises members who believe that Concordia University plays an important role producing the next generation of engineers and advancing the Gina Cody School’s cutting-edge research. The GCSAB is a group of supporters who will assist the Dean in developing and executing his strategy for the School. 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 School. Deepen the knowledge of the School among advisors who support the Dean internally and represent the School externally.

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

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

Participate in events that connect the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science to the broader community.

Advisory Board membership

External Membership

Gina P. Cody, P. Eng., Ph.D. (Chair)
Corporate Director and Benefactor

Paul Baptista Sales Director Emerging Business, Ericsson Canada

Jean-François Béland Vice-President, Ressources Québec

Amir Belkhelladi Partner, Risk Strategy Deloitte Canada

Carmelina Borsellino Vice-President, Chief Engineer, FM Global

Rina Carlini President & Founder, Optimal Innovation Group Inc

Pierre Chamberland Innovation Catalyst, IPRO

Corinne Charette Senior Fellow, Concordia University and Former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Danny Di Perna Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Alstom

Marc Donato Executive Vice-President Engineering, Canadian Space Mining Corporation

Rana Ghorayeb President and CEO, Otéra Capital Inc.

Cherif Habib Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Dialogue Technologies Inc.

Charlie Kawwas President, Semiconductor Solutions Group, Broadcom Inc.

Shibl Mourad DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead,  Google Montreal

Tommy Petrogiannis Former President, eSignLive by Vasco

François Plourde President, CEO and Chairman, CIMA+

Bill Strohecker Country Managing Director, Hitachi Energy

Rehan Wasti Vice-President, Mining Energy, Resources and Industry, WSP

Internal membership

Mourad Debbabi Dean, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

Hoi Dick Ng (Eddie) Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Ali Akgunduz Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Emad Shihab Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering

Amir G. Aghdam Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Hua Ge Associate Dean of Student Academic Services 

Guillermo Mendoza Suarez, Advisor, Research, Development  & Partnerships

Michelle Miatello Principal Director of Development

Zineb Bencheikh Director of Administration, Office of the Dean

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