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
Gina P. Cody, P. Eng., Ph.D. (Chair)
Corporate Director and Benefactor
Amir Belkhelladi Partner, Risk Strategy Deloitte Canada
Marc Boucher President, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie et Équipement
Pierre Boucher General Manager, ENCQOR Innovation and President, Epique Innovation
Rina Carlini President & Founder, Optimal Innovation Group Inc
Corinne Charette Senior Fellow, Concordia University and Former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Stéphane Chayer Vice President, Country Business Lead, Building Technologies and Government Affairs Quebec Siemens Canada Limited
Marc Donato Former VP Operations, Information Systems Group, MDA Corporation
Carolina Gallo Vice President, Government and Institutional Relations, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Rana Ghorayeb President and CEO, Otéra Capital Inc.
Charlie Kawwas Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Broadcom Inc.
Shibl Mourad DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead, Google Montreal
Tommy Petrogiannis Former President, eSignLive by Vasco
François Plourde President, CEO and Chairman, CIMA+
Rehan Wasti Vice-President, Mining Energy, Resources and Industry, WSP
Mourad Debbabi Interim 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 & Graduate Studies
Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering
Anjali Agarwal Associate Dean of Student Academic Services and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Guillermo Mendoza Suarez, Advisor, Research, Development & Partnerships
Michelle Miatello Principal Director of Development
Zineb Bencheikh Director of Administration, Office of the Dean
Rhonda Binsley Recording Secretary