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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
Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie et Équipement
Pierre Boucher
General Manager, ENCQOR Innovation
President, Epique Innovation

Rina Carlini
President & Founder
Optimal Innovation Group Inc.

Corinne Charette
Senior Fellow, Concordia University
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
Head, Government Relations Canada
ABB Inc.
Rana Ghorayeb
President and CEO
Otéra Capital Inc.
Charlie Kawwas
Senior Vice President Chief Sales Officer
Broadcom Inc.
Meyya Meyyappan
Chief Scientist, Exploration Technology
NASA Ames Research Center
Shibl Mourad
DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead
Google Montreal
Tommy Petrogiannis
Former President
eSignLive by Vasco
François Plourde
President, CEO and Chairman
Rehan Wasti
Vice-President, Mining Energy, Resources and Industry
Internal membership  
Mourad Debbabi
Interim Dean, The 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
Elena Udvud
Recording Secretary
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