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Materials Industry – 29 Open CEO Roles and 68 CEO Appointments Featured

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Compilation of Open CEO Roles and Placements in the Materials Industry in the 45 days ended October 26, 2015
PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE: September 11 to October 26, 2015

Materials Industry - CEOs Wanted 

Syngenta
Basel-Stadt     
$14.26B          
October 2015  
Mike Mack has informed the Board of Syngenta AG his intention to step down as CEO and Executive Director of the company. The Board accepted Mike's decision and he will be leaving the company at the end of October 2015. John Ramsay, CFO, is appointed CEO ad interim until the appointment of a new CEO.
Axiall Corporation
Georgia
$4.5B
July 2015
President and CEO Paul D. Carrico retired. EVP of Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary Timothy Mann Jr. will be interim president and CEO. Axiall hired an unnamed executive search firm to identify qualified candidates. Internal and external candidates are being considered for CEO.
Platform Specialty Products Corporation
Florida 
$1.68M
October 2015  
Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced that Daniel H. Leever, CEO of the company, has indicated his intention to retire from the company once a suitable successor has been hired. Until such appointment, the company's senior management, including Benjamin H. Gliklich, Chief Operating Officer, and Sanjiv Khattri, CFO, will report to the Office of the Chairman, comprised of Martin E. Franklin, Platform's Founder and Chairman, and Mr. Leever.
LSB Industries
Oklahoma
$732.5M
August 2015
Barry H. Golsen stepped down as President and CEO. The LSB Board appointed Daniel D. Greenwell, Lead Independent Director, to serve as Interim CEO
Myers Industries
Ohio
$623.6M
July 2015
The president and CEO of Akron-based Myers Industries, John C. Orr, will retire. The board of directors will work with DHR International to find a successor.
Al Jazeera Steel Products Company
Oman  
$227.1M          
September 2015
This is to inform that Dr. Bhaskar Dutta, the CEO of Al Jazeera Steel Products Co SAOG, has tendered his resignation on personal grounds and is awaiting the approval from the Board of Directors.
The St. Joe Company
Florida
$131.3M
August 2014
CEO, Park Brady retired, while the Company commenced the search for a new CEO. Jeffrey C. Keil, an independent Director of St. Joe since 2011, will serve as President and Interim CEO.
KPS
Malaysia
$74.1M
September 2015
Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd has appointed Head of Strategic Planning and Investment Department, Ahmad Fariz Hassan, as acting CEO.
Denko Industrial  Bhd
Johor   
$22.1M
September 2015
Denko Industrial  Bhd announced that Loh Yee Feei, CEO has resigned, due to personal reasons. The effective date is September 14, 2015.
Pakistan Gum & Chemicals Limited
Pakistan
$9.25M
September 2015
Pakistan Gum & Chemicals Limited informed that Ozair Ahmed Hanafi has ceased to be the Managing Director/CEO of the company with effect from Sep. 16, 2015 and Mohammad Aslam Hanafi has been appointed as acting Managing Director.
Tango Mining Limited
British Columbia
$8.23M
September 2015
Tango Mining Limited reported the resignation of Mr. Marco Möller as President, CEO and Director, effective September 17, 2015, in order to pursue other business opportunities. The Board of Tango has appointed a special committee of the Board to search for a new permanent CEO.
ABM Resources
Northern Territories    
$0.302M          
October 2015  
ABM Resources NL announced a strengthening of its executive management team to reflect the Company's transition to a gold producer, whilst ensuring it maintains a critical focus on further Mineral Resource discoveries and other growth opportunities. In light of this, Mr. Brett Lambert has been appointed as interim CEO of ABM whilst the Company undertakes a formal recruitment process for the position of Managing Director.
JD Orgochem Limited and Jaysynth Dyestuff India
India   
$0.13M            
October 2015  
JD Orgochem  And Jaysynth Dyestuff India  has announced that Shri. Sharadchandra S. Kothari, Chairman and Managing Director cease to occupy the position on account of death as on October 11, 2015.
Gindalbie Metals
Australia          
$0.102M          
October 2015  
Gindalbie Metals Limited announced that its Acting Managing Director, Mr. Michael O'Neill has passed away. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since April 2006, and the Company's Acting Managing Director since April 2014.
Tigers Realm Coal Limited
Victoria
$0.027M
September 2015
Tigers Realm Coal Limited announced the following Management and Board Restructure, effective 1 October 2015. The company announced that Craig Parry will step down from the position of CEO with the Company and Peter Balka, currently COO will assume the role of interim CEO.
Genesis Resources
Victoria
$0.001M          
October 2015  
The Board of Genesis Resources Limited announced that Mr. Zilong Dai has resigned as Director and CEO of the company, effective 9 October 2015.
BrainChip Holdings
California
NA
October 2015
BrainChip Holdings Limited announced that Mr. Robert Mitro has tendered his resignation from the role of CEO and Executive Director of the company due to health reasons. The company announced that Mr. Peter van der Made, CTO and inventor of SNAP will assume the role of CEO whilst the company performs a search for a permanent US based CEO.
Infinito Gold
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
The company appointed Erich Rauguth as the interim President and CEO of the company.
Ironwood Gold 
Nevada
NA
September 2015
On September 21, 2015, at a meeting of the board of directors, Andrew McKinnon resigned as an executive officer of Ironwood Gold  Mr. McKinnon's position of CEO was filled by the board by Solomon Mayer on an interim basis.
Vena Resources
Ontario
NA
August 2015
Vena Resources announced Juan Vegarra's resignation as CEO and the appointment of Nick Appleyard as interim CEO.
* No indication if they are looking for external candidates.
Bellzone Mining plc
Jersey
NA
September 2015
Kum Hon Tung resigned as Executive Director, CFO and Acting CEO to pursue other career opportunities. Tung will remain until 31 October 2015 whilst the company seeks a suitable replacement.
* No announcement on if they are conducting an external search.
Minera IRL
Peru
NA
August 2015
Minera IRL Limited announced that the Board has unanimously voted to remove Diego Benavides from the position of Interim CEO of Minera IRL.
Till Capital
Bermuda
NA
September 2015
The Board has appointed William A. Lupien, a Director of the company and its Chief Investment Officer, to serve as Interim CEO of the company.
Meryllion Resources
British Columbia          
NA       
October 2015
Meryllion Resources Corporation announced that David Birkenshaw resigned as CEO of the company and from the company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Zula Kropivniski, the Company's CFO, has been appointed a Director of the Company.
Alexander Nubia International
British Columbia          
NA       
October 2015
Alexander Nubia International  announced that Mr. A. Alexander Massoud is no longer President and CEO of the Corporation, effective immediately.  The Corporation will be seeking a new President and CEO but pending the outcome of that search has appointed Mark Campbell as interim President and CEO.
Enfield Exploration
British Columbia          
NA       
October 2015
Enfield Exploration  announced that it has appointed current director Dennis Mee as interim CFO and interim CEO of the company. Dennis Mee is a CPA, CA and has 30+ years of experience as a senior financial and operational executive with a variety of industries.
Tanzania Minerals
Manitoba         
NA       
October 2015
Tanzania Minerals  appointed James Walchuck as Acting CEO of the company. Mr. Walchuck has been with the company since its inception and has been in the role of Chairperson of the Board since February 21, 2014.
Castle Resources
Ontario
NA       
October 2015
Castle Resources  announced that Mr. Lenny Foreht has resigned as President and C.E.O of the company. The Chairman of board of directors Mr. Tim Mann, will assume the roles of interim President and C.E.O. of the company.
MesoCoat       
Ohio    
NA       
October 2015
MesoCoat announced that Richard J. Burns has been appointed as Interim CEO of the company and additional new personnel are being considered.

 

Materials Industry - CEOs Appointed

The Sherwin-Williams Company
Ohio    
$11.30B          
October 2015  
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected John G. Morikis to serve as the company's next CEO, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Morikis who has served as Sherwin-Williams' President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2006, will assume the CEO duties currently held by Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor.
Outokumpu Oyj
Finland
$7.72B
October 2015  
The Outokumpu Board of Directors has appointed Roeland Baan as President and CEO of Outokumpu and the Chairman of the Leadership Team as of January 1, 2016. Baan is currently the Executive Vice President and CEO of Aleris Europe and Asia.
Steel Authority of India Limited
Delhi
$7.35B
October 2015
Steel Authority of India Limited has announced that Dr. Anup K Pujari, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Steel has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of the company with effect from October 1, 2015.
Greif
Ohio    
$3.79B
October 2015  
Greif announced that David Fischer will step down as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors of the company effective October 31, 2015. The company also announced that the Board has elected Pete Watson to succeed him as President and CEO.
Hindustan Zinc
Rajasthan
$2.423B
September 2015
Hindustan Zinc Limited announced that the Board of Directors at its meeting held on September 18, 2015, approved appointment of Mr. Sunil Duggal as CEO & Whole-time Director of the company, with effect from October 1, 2015, for a period of three years and resignation of Mr. R. Kannan as Director from the Board, due to his pre-occupation.
Coromandel International
Andhra Pradesh
$1.823B
September 2015
Coromandel International  announced that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on September 26, 2015 has appointed Mr. Sameer Goel as an Additional Director and Managing Director of the Company, with effect from October 1, 2015.
Xiwang Special Steel
Shandong Province
$1.19B
October 2015  
Mr. ZHANG Jian has also been appointed as the CEO of the Company with effect from 14 October 2015. Mr. ZHANG Jian joined the production department of Shandong Xiwang Sugar Company from February 2004 to August 2004.
Moelven Industrier ASA
Norway
$1.158B
September 2015
Morten Kristiansen has been appointed the CEO of Moelven Industrier ASA. Kristiansen has been the acting CEO for a year, after the previous CEO, Hans Rindal, stepped down last autumn. Kristiansen was employed by Moelven from 1981 to 1994 and subsequently from the year 2000. He was previously the director of Moelven Industrier with responsibility for forestry.
Pact Group Holdings
Victoria
$961.4M
September 2015
The Board of Pact Group has appointed Malcolm Bundey to the position of Managing Director and CEO. The appointment is effective 1 December 2015 following the relocation of Mr. Bundey and his family from the USA. Mr. Bundey is currently President and CEO of Graham Packaging.
Centerra Gold
Ontario                                        $855.2M
October 2015
Centerra Gold Inc. announced that Scott Perry will be appointed as CEO, effective November 1, 2015, replacing Ian Atkinson.
Elementis
Greater London
$750.8M
October 2015
Elementis plc appointed Paul Waterman as Group CEO-Designate to replace David Dutro. He is currently Global CEO of BP Lubricants, which is part of the BP group, and will take up the role on the retirement of David Dutro early 2016.
KGHM International
British Columbia
$715.1M
September 2015
Mr. Wojciech Kedzia has been appointed as Acting President and CEO of KGHM International  Mr. Kedzia will assume this role on October 1, 2015. Mr. Derek White, the current President and CEO of KGHMI, has resigned, however he will continue to advise the KGHM Group on a consulting basis.
Castrol India
India
$534M
October 2015
Castrol India  has announced that the appointment of Mr. Omer Dormen as a Managing Director in place of Mr. Ravi Kirpalani was to be effective from October 01, 2015, subject to receipt of all statutory approvals. Mr. Omer Dormen is a foreign national hence his appointment is subject to receipt of work permit which is in the process of being issued.
Amerigo Resources
British Columbia
$94M
September 2015
Amerigo Resources  announced changes to its management team effective October 1, 2015. Dr. Klaus Zeitler is to retire as CEO and remain as Executive Chairman; Rob Henderson, currently the Company's President and COO, is to assume the role of CEO.
Tianjin TEDA Biomedical Engineering Company China
$88.5M
September 2015
Wang Shuxin resigned as the CEO of the company; and Ms. Sun Li was appointed as the new CEO. Ms. Sun was elected as the chairman of the company.
Chinalco Mining
China                                        $81.4M
October 2015
Luan Shuwei, a non-executive Director, has been re-designated as an executive Director. He has also been appointed as the CEO, a member and the chairman of the Futures Risk Management Committee with effect from 12 October 2015.
LionGold
Singapore
$55.7M
October 2015
LionGold  appointed Tan Soo Khoon Raymond as Group CEO, effective from October 1, 2015.
Pilot Chemical Company
Ohio
$40.6M
October 2015
Pilot Chemical Company announced that Paul Morrisroe, Chairman and CEO, is retiring as CEO effective from October 15. Mr. Morrisroe will remain as an active owner as well as the Chairman of Pilot Chemical's Board of Directors. Succeeding Mr. Morrisroe as CEO is Pamela R. Butcher, who will become Pilot Chemical's President and CEO.
Mabuhay Vinyl  Philippines
$33.6M
September 2015
The board of directors of Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation announced the resignation of Evelyn L. Villanueva as Chairman/CEO; Tetsuro Hachimura is new Chairman/CEO.
Halex
Selangor
$28.1M
October 2015
Halex Holdings Berhad has appointed Chan Yee Keen as CEO. The effective date is October 01, 2015. Mr. Chan has over 25 years of experience predominantly in management role in sales and operational with various MNCs and PLCs.
Wescon Plastics
Kansas
$28M
September 2015
Wescon Plastics announced that Jan Acker joined the company in the role of President and CEO. Acker with more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles, including president and CEO of Placon Corporation. Acker assumes the role previously held by Rubbermaid veteran Shane Milledge.
C Y Foundation Group Hong Kong
$23.2M
October 2015
The Board announced that Mr. Carlos Luis Salas Porras the executive director and chairman of the company, has been appointed as the CEO of the company in place of Lai Hock Meng with effect from October 2, 2015.
Denko Industrial  Bhd
Johor
$22.1M
September 2015
Denko Industrial announced appointment of Mr. Tan Chen Wei as group CEO, effective September 14, 2015.
Amal
Gujarat
$3.29M
October 2015
Amal appointed Mr. T T P Shaheel as the managing director, at its annual general meeting held on September 25, 2015.
Future Bright Mining
China
$1.8M
October 2015
The board announced that Mr. Zhou Taiping has been appointed as the chairman, an executive director and CEO of the company with effect from 19 October 2015.
CTD Holdings 
Florida
$1.39M
September 2015
CTD Holdings named Scott Fine as CEO. Fine, who was previously Chairman of the Board and Lead Director, will continue as Chairman.
Goldland Holdings
Florida
$0.905M
September 2015
GoldLand Holdings Company announced that Paul Parliament was discharged as President & CEO by the board, and Allan Breitkreuz was appointed the President and CEO.
Star Minerals Group Saskatchewan
$0.583M
September 2015
The company appointed Michael Burns as President, CEO and director effective October 1, 2015, subject to regulatory approval. Mike, under Pioneer, was the first to develop and fly the multi-Copter-MUAV-MAG survey and continues to be innovative on the exploration side.
Waratah Resources
New South Wales
$0.326M
September 2015
Waratah Resources Limited announced Ben Kirkpatrick has stepped down from the Board and will assume the role of CEO.
Bauxite Resources Limited
Australia
$0.174M
October 2015
The Board has appointed Sam Middlemas as a CEO with immediate effect. Sam has been with the company for over 3 years in the role as company Secretary and was Acting CEO prior to the appointment of Peter Canterbury.
Enviro Energy
China                                        $0.085M
October 2015
Zhang Yuanqing, an Executive Director of the company, has been appointed as the CEO of the company and a member of the Nomination Committee with effect from 7 October 2015.
Artemis Resources
Australia
$0.077M
September 2015
The Board of Artemis Resources Limited announced that the appointment of Mr. Edward Mead as managing director of the company. Mr. Mead has been a consultant to the company since April 2014 and was appointed a Director on December 31, 2014.
GroGenesis
Tennessee
$0.04M
September 2015
On September 18, 2015, Richard D. Kamolvathin, age 47, was appointed as CEO, President, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of the Company.
Valence Industries
Australia
$0.007M
October 2015
Valence Industries Limited announced that Mr. Christopher Darby has decided to resign as Managing Director and CEO. The Company's Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Robert Mencel, will be appointed Deputy Managing Director and will be appointed Managing Director effective 1 December 2015.
Genesis Resources
Victoria
$0.001M
September 2015
The company announced that Mr. Zilong Dai, who was appointed Non-Executive Director of Genesis on 26 June 2015, will assume the role of Executive Director and CEO.
Rhyolite Resources
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Rhyolite Resources  reported that Pete Hughes has resigned as director, President and CEO of the Company effective immediately. Richard Graham, a director of the company, has been appointed as the President and CEO to replace Mr. Hughes.
Geomega Resources 
Quebec
NA
September 2015
Geomega Resources  announced that Mr. Kiril Mugerman has been appointed President and CEO of GéoMégA and succeeds Mr. L. Derek Lindsay previously appointed on an interim basis.
Lakeside Minerals 
Ontario
NA
October 2015
Peter Bilodeau, a current director of the Company was appointed President and CEO of the Company. Steve Brunelle has also resigned as a director of the Company.
Cougar Minerals 
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Cougar Minerals announced that Murray Nye has resigned as the President, CEO and a director of the Company. The Company announced that Darryl Cardey has been appointed President, CEO and director of the Company to fill the vacancies.
Velocity Minerals 
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Velocity Minerals announced that effective September 29, 2015, S. Gerald Diakow has resigned as a director, President
and CEO of the Company. The Company appointed Paul Larkin to its Board, and
that Mr. Larkin has been appointed as CEO of the Company.
Aux Sable Stone
Illinois
NA
September 2015
Tom Day has been appointed President and CEO of the Companies effective immediately. Tom Day has served as Veresen's SVP, Operations since September 2013.
INV Metals 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
The Board appointed Ms. Candace MacGibbon to CEO and director, effective October 1, 2015. Ms. MacGibbon has been with the company since 2008 and has most recently served in the position of President and CFO.
Ormonde Mining
Ireland
NA
September 2015
Ormonde Mining plc announced that the appointment of Mr. Steve Nicol as managing director of company has been confirmed. Steve is an executive director and was previously COO of the company and, since 3 August, 2015 following the sudden death of Dr. Kerr Anderson, has been acting managing director.
Orogen Gold
UK
NA
September 2015
Orogen Gold plc appointed Colin Bird as CEO of the company with immediate effect. Colin Bird is a chartered mining engineer with extensive multi-commodity mine management experience in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Wincash Apolo Gold & Energy
Hong Kong
NA
September 2015
Effective September 23, 2015, the Company appointed James T. Edwards to the positions of President, CEO, Secretary, Treasurer and CFO.
Great Rock Development 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
Great Rock Development announced appointment of Mr. Vivek Burhanpurkar as President, C.E.O. and Director.
Chilean Metals 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
Chilean Metals will appoint Patrick J Cruickshank to its Board of Directors and as CEO of the Company. Terry Lynch will become company Chairman.
Xtra-Gold Resources 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
Xtra-Gold Resources announced appointment of New CEO and Chairman of the Board. James Longshore (Longshore), a director and the co-founder of the company, has, effective September 23, 2015, also become CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Amazonica
Nevada
NA
September 2015
On September 15, 2015, the Amazonica (company), entered into an Agreement with Converde, whereby the company agreed to purchase from Converde Canada. The new Board of Directors promptly appointed Michael McLaren as CEO and Isaac Voss as President and COO.
Van Dien Fused Magnesium Phosphate JSC
Vietnam
NA
September 2015
Mr. Hoang Van Tai was appointed as CEO of VAF as from September 17, 2015.
Tri-Star Resources
Greater London
NA
September 2015
Guy Eastaugh will be appointed CEO of Tri-Star, in addition to his existing role as CFO.
Greenock Resources 
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Greenock Resources announced that Johnathan Dewdney has consented to replace Mr. Michael Blady as CEO of Greenock Resources.
Grenadier Resource
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Stuart Gray has been appointed President, CEO, CFO and a director of the company.
Carube Copper 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
Carube Copper announced a strategic restructuring of corporate duties. The company announced key changes to management result in the promotion of Mr. Jeff Ackert to President and CEO.
Blackeagle Development 
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
The Board has reappointed Ron Miles as CEO, who previously served in that capacity until August 6, 2014.
Paradigm Resource Management
California
NA
September 2015
On September 11, 2015, Takanori Ozaki Resigned as CEO and from the board of directors of Paradigm Resource Management Corporation. The company elected Daniel Otazo as director and CEO of the company. Daniel Otazo, held various top executive positions in the financial services industry in Europe and in Latin America, including CEO at ProCredit Bank Nicaragua.
VISA BAO
India
NA
September 2015
Manoj Kumar has been nominated on the board of VISA BAO  as Managing Director. Prior to joining VISA Steel, Mr. Kumar was associated with Tata Steel Limited and Jindal Steel & Power Limited.
Viper Gold 
Ontario
NA
September 2015
Viper Gold announced that Mr. Vineet (Vinny) R. Jindal has agreed to serve as President, CEO and as a director of Viper.
Elevance Renewable Sciences
Illinois
NA
October 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences named Tony Parnell as CEO. Parnell replaces K'Lynne Johnson, who will move to a new role as executive chairperson of the board of directors.
Goldfield Empires Limited
Hong Kong
NA
October 2015
Goldbelt Empires Limited appointed James Varanese as Chairman, joined by Jonathan Challis as President and CEO, and Victor Dusik as Chief Financial Officer.
Search Minerals
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Search Minerals appointed Greg Andrews as CEO of the company, effective immediately. He will also continue to hold his current position as President.
Bi-Optic Ventures
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Bi-Optic Ventures announced that Robert Huston has agreed to join the board of directors and to serve as CEO of the company, in connection with its acquisition of assets announced on October 7, 2015.
BlueHawk Energy
Oklahoma
NA
October 2015
Enerlabs and BlueHawk Energy have merged and the new company will be known as BlueHawk Energy Going forward, the newly merged corporation will operate under BlueHawk Energy's senior management, with oil and gas executive David Scull as its CEO.
Lupaka Gold
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Lupaka Gold announced that, effective immediately, Gordon L. Ellis, Chairman, has been appointed as CEO and President of the company, replacing Eric Edwards.
LeMine Developments
Ontario
NA
October 2015
Golden Bridge Development Corporation announced that the company has signed a non-binding letter of intent between Golden Bridge, LeMine Development  and CIM Development (Markham) LP to acquire indirect interests in two real estate development projects located in the Greater Toronto area in exchange for common shares in the capital of Golden Bridge. Mr. Jiubin Feng, who will be appointed as President, CEO and Chairman of the board of directors of the Company.
Batero Gold
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Batero Gold appointed Mr. Felipe Ferraro as President and CEO of the Company. Mr. Ferraro replaces Dr. Roger Moss effective immediately. Mr. Ferraro is currently the General Manager for Cori Puno SAC, a position he has held since 2010.
Santanol
Western Australia
NA
October 2015
Santanol appointed Remi Clero as CEO, effective immediately. Most recently Remi Clero served as CEO of Amore Pacific Europe S.A.S.
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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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