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Our Board of Directors

2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Empire Club of Canada is supported by a volunteer-based Board of Directors appointed annually.

Executive Officers

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Sal Rabbani

President

Managing Partner, BDC Advisory Services,
Business Development Bank of Canada

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Kulvir Singh Gill

1st Vice-President

Senior Strategist,
Clareo

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Carla Y. Nell

2nd Vice-President

Vice-President, Corporate Relations, Stakeholder Engagement and Innovation,
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

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Jenna Donelson

3rd Vice-President

Director, Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement,
Humber College

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Carrie Bois

Treasurer

CEO,
C+B Consulting

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Rick Roth

Secretary

Vice-President, Ontario
Global Public Affairs

Directors

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Simmer Anand

Director

Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations,
Hydro One Networks

Lori-Ann Beausoleil, FCPA, FCA

Director

Corporate Director, Audit Committee Chair, Strategic Business Advisor and Retired PricewaterhouseCoopers Deals and Advisory Partner

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Chris Benedetti

Director

Managing Partner,
Sussex Strategy Group 

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Megan Boyle

Director

Director of Public Affairs,
Red Bull Canada

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Richard Carleton

Director

CEO,
Canadian Securities Exchange

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Matthew Cauz

Director

Radio Host,
TSN 1050

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Shakir Chambers

Director

Principal, 
Earnscliffe Strategy Group

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Kent Emerson

Director

Principal,
Valorem Insights 

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Dr. Mohamad Fakih, C.M.

Director

President & CEO,
Paramount Fine Foods

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Anne Golden, C.M.

Director

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Kelly Jackson

Director

Vice-President, External Affairs and Professional Learning,
Humber College

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John J. Kirton

Director

Director,
G7 Research Group, G20 Research Group, BRICS Research Group
Professor Emeritus,
Political Science, University of Toronto

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Michael Kobzar

Director

National Director of Sales, Transmission Systems,
Siemens Energy Canada

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Arthur Kong

Director

Director of Project Development,
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

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Atrisha Lewis

Director

Partner,
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Dr. Gordon K. McIvor

Director

President,
Empire Club Foundation

John McKenna

Director


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Tenny Nigoghossian

Director

Fundraising and Strategic Consultant,
Arts & Culture Sector

Saurabh Popat

Director

Director of Business Development, Public Sector,
Telus Health

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Farah Qasemi

Director

Partner, Financial Services Markets,
Ernst & Young

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Keerthana Rang

Director

Corporate Communications Lead, Canada
Uber

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Daniel Safayeni

Director

Vice-President, Policy,
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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Marsha Seca

Director

Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs,
Edelman Canada

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Natasha Smith

Director

Partner,
Miller Thomson LLP

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Tim Smitheman

Director

Vice-President,
Rubicon Strategy

Benjie Thomas, FCPA, FCA

Director

Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory,
KPMG LLP

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Caitlin Tolley

Director

Legal Counsel, Indigenous Justice Division,
Minister of the Attorney General, Ontario

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Antoinette Tummillo

Director

President,
Antoinette Tummillo and Associates Inc.

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Sue VanderBent

Director

CEO,
Home Care Ontario

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Mike Van Soelen

Director

Managing Principal,
Navigator Ltd.

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Jan Westcott

Director

President & CEO,
Spirits Canada

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Paul M. Yeung

Director

Director of Public Affairs,
JTI-Macdonald Corp