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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

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

Internal membership

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

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