CEO, Prince’s Trust Canada
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As CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada (PTC), Farah is passionate about tackling the silent crisis that is youth unemployment and underemployment in partnership with the private sector. Prior to taking the helm at PTC, she worked with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, created G(irls)20 (now Fora) and spent almost 10 years working on Parliament Hill with former Deputy Prime Minister, Anne McLellan and Paddy Torsney, M.P.
A former refugee from Uganda, Farah is of Indian heritage and was raised in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens University and Masters and Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Western University. For her contribution to Canada, Farah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada
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The Honourable Mélanie Joly was first elected to represent Ahuntsic-Cartierville in the House of Commons in 2015. She currently serves as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and previously as Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, and Minister of Canadian Heritage.
In her ministerial roles, Minister Joly has worked to promote Canadian culture, and to grow and increase the visibility of Canada’s tourism sector. She has also worked to safeguard Canada’s two official languages while promoting the use of French in Canada and around the world, including in the digital sphere.
Prior to entering federal politics, Minister Joly founded the Vrai changement pour Montréal party and ran for mayor of Montréal in 2013 under its banner.
Minister Joly holds an Honours Bachelor of Law from the Université de Montréal and a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford. She is the author of Changing the Rules of the Game, in which she shares her vision for public policy and civic engagement. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Chief Executive Officer, MDA
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Mike Greenley is the Chief Executive Officer of MDA. Founded in 1969, MDA is an international space mission partner and a robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50 year story of firsts on
and above the Earth. MDA is a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange that is headquartered in Canada.
Mr. Greenley oversees more than 2,700 employees across Canada at locations including Brampton, Kanata and Nepean, ON; Richmond, BC; Montreal, QC; and Halifax, NS; as well as the company’s operations in Houston, TX, and the United Kingdom.
Before joining MDA in early 2018, Mr. Greenley was Sector President of L-3 WESCAM, a provider of systems for defence, homeland security and law enforcement. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Vice President and General Manager of CAE Canada, supporting defence and security markets. From 2008 to 2013 he served first as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for General Dynamics (GD) Canada, then as Vice President, International for GD Mission Systems. From 2004 to 2008, he was Vice President of the modeling and simulation business at CAE. Mr. Greenley has over 25 years of experience in the defence and security business, with broad experience serving the Land, Air, Maritime, Joint, and Public Safety sectors.
Mr. Greenley is the Chair of Space Canada and recently served as the Vice-Chair of the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy Table for Advanced Manufacturing. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) for six years, and as a Board Member of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Ontario Aerospace Council. He was previously Chairman of the Advisory Board for Defence and Security Export to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada, and was a member of the Industry Advisory Boards to Department of National Defence, Defence R&D Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and the CEO of the Export Development Canada (EDC).
Mr. Greenley has been recognized for his business and community leadership as an Ottawa Top 40 under 40 business leader, a PROFIT 100 CEO for leading one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for three years running, and as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to peers and country in the defence sector