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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)

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
Marc Donato
Former VP Operations, Information Systems Group
MDA Corporation
Carolina Gallo
Head, Government Relations Canada
ABB Inc.
Rana Ghorayeb
Senior Vice President - Global Investments Infrastructure
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Kon Leong
President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
ZL Technologies
Michael McAllister
Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Encana Services Company Ltd.
Meyya Meyyappan
Chief Scientist, Exploration Technology
NASA Ames Research Center
Jahangir Mohammed
Former Founder & CEO
Jasper - Acquired by Cisco
Shibl Mourad
DeepMind, Canada Engineering Lead
Google Montreal
Joseph Pataki
President & Founding Member
QUAD Engineering Inc.
Tommy Petrogiannis
Former President
eSignLive by Vasco
François Plourde
President, CEO and Chairman
Fritz Venter
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Mining & Metallurgy
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Rehan Wasti
Vice-President, Sustaining Capital
North America, Mining & MetallurgySNC-Lavalin Inc.
Internal membership  
Amir Asif
Dean, The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marius Paraschivoiu
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace 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
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
Samia Aladas
Recording Secretary
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