Board of directors

Our board is comprised of distinguished leaders and strategic advisors who are deeply passionate about 

supporting skilled newcomers. Their unwavering commitment extends to shaping the future of our

organization and contributing to the prosperity of our country in Canada.

Lori Sterling

Board Chair | Chair, Executive Committee

Senior Counsel, Bennett Jones LLP

Lori has been a public servant leader at both provincial and federal levels and is currently senior counsel at

Bennett Jones LLP. She received the United Nations Public Service Award for Building Aboriginal Relations

in 2013.

Shamira Madhany

Secretary | Chair, Client Success and Growth Committee

Managing Director and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services

Shamira joined World Education Services (WES) in 2018 after more than two decades of government

service in Ontario. Her last position was Assistant Deputy Minister for Health, Education, and Social Policy, in

Cabinet Office.

John Montalbano

Treasurer | Chair, Finance & Risk Management Committee

Principal, Tower Beach Capital Ltd.

John retired as CEO of RBC Global Asset Management in 2015, at which point the company managed $370

billion in assets, placing it among the 50 largest asset managers worldwide.

Jennifer T. Lee

Director | Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee

Vice Chairwoman and Senior Partner, Deloitte Canada

Jennifer is a bold, inspiring leader who creates global transformation for her clients at Deloitte, where her

expertise centres on strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) specializing in growth/value creation and

business model transformation.

Peter Aghar


Founder & President, Crux Capital Corporation

Peter is the Founder and President of Crux Capital Corporation, a boutique value-add real estate partner,

developer and venture capital investor active across Canada.

Dapo Bankole


Founder & President, Mopheth Systems Corp.


Dapo is an entrepreneur, a social innovator, and a successful podcaster whose technology leadership

experience spans over 22-years of an intense professional and character moulding journey.

Carsten Jensen


Partner, JSS Barristers

Carsten is one of the founding partners of JSS Barristers, a Calgary based litigation law firm. Carsten’s

practice focuses exclusively on civil litigation, with an emphasis on corporate and commercial litigation

including commercial class actions, oil and gas disputes, shareholder disputes, multi-party litigation and


Maureen Killoran


National Co-Chair & Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Maureen is the national Co-Chair and a member of the Partnership Board of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Maureen practices out of both the Vancouver and Calgary offices, and is the former managing partner of

Osler’s Calgary office (2011-17).

Tatjana Lalkovic


Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Definity Financial


Tatjana is a digital transformation leader with a global impact, driven by curiosity and passionate about

driving business outcomes and customer-centric experiences by leveraging innovative technologies. She is

Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Definity Financial, one of the leading Canadian

insurers and digital leaders in the industry.

Angie Lamarsh


Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Canada

Angie is the Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Canada where she is

responsible for leading the business’s sustainability proposition in Canada and executing on HSBC’s global

commitment to provide at least USD 750 billion in sustainable finance by 2030.

Carlos Leitao


Carlos was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in 2014 and held the position of Minister of Finance

between 2014 and 2018. During that time, he was a member of the Committee on Public Finance and a

member of the Ministerial Committee for the Economy, Job Creation and Sustainable Development.

Geneviève Morin


President & CEO, Fondaction

President & CEO of Fondaction since January 2020, a Québec labour-sponsored fund with $3.1 billion in net

assets, Geneviève Morin has been leading the shift and focus of the financial industry towards sustainability

for over 30-years.

Misheck Mwaba


President & CEO, Bow Valley College

Dr. Misheck Mwaba was appointed the 6th President and CEO of Bow Valley College in November 2020. He

previously served as Vice-President Academic at Bow Valley College, Alberta’s largest comprehensive

community college.

Nicolas Plourde


Lawyer/Partner, Sarrazin+Plourde

Nicolas Plourde is a partner at Sarrazin Plourde, a litigation boutique firm in Montreal. He is an accomplished

and versatile commercial litigator in a wide range of areas, including bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance,

banking and injunctions.

Naeem Siddiqi


Senior Advisor, Risk & Quantitative Solutions, SAS

Naeem is a Senior Advisor in SAS’s Risk division. He is the author of Credit Risk Scorecards: Developing

and Implementing Intelligent Credit Scoring (Wiley and Sons, NY, 2005), Intelligent Credit Scoring: Building

and Implementing Better Credit Risk Scorecards (Wiley and Sons, 2017), and various papers on credit risk


Claudia Hepburn


Windmill Microlending

Claudia has devoted her career to building innovative charities that convert human potential into prosperity.

Before Windmill, she co-founded and ran NEXT Canada, to develop high-impact young entrepreneurs.

Non-board volunteers

Armaitish Sethna

Finance & Risk Management Committee | Client Success & Growth Committee

Director Inspections, Canadian Public Accountability Board

Armaitish is an experienced Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) specializing in the audits of public

companies. Currently, Armaitish is a Director in the Inspections team at the Canadian Public Accountability

Board (CPAB) – Canada’s independent, public accounting firm regulator.

Miho Donald

Client Success & Growth Committee

Senior Manager, Operations Change Delivery, TD Securities

Miho Donald is an expert in capital markets, specialized in strategy and operational enhancement. Her 18-

years of experience across Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Group and TD Bank Group is

uniquely entrepreneurial in that the majority of her roles was focused on launching a new department or a


Mark Wallace

Loan Committee

President & CEO, Cority Software Inc.

Mark is CEO of Cority Software Inc., a Toronto-based, award-winning, global SaaS company. Under Mark’s

leadership, Cority’s revenue has grown consistently at a compounded rate in excess of 20%. The company

has grown in employees from 29 when Mark started in 2003 to ~600 employees today

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