Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ictc-ctic.ca), is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC’s world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada’s advancement as a leader in innovation, productivity in the global economy. Before joining ICTC, Namir previously led Policy Development & Research at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
He has also held several executive leadership roles in both the private and public sectors including the Department of Canadian Heritage (Director General & CEO), CGI consulting, Nortel, and Novartis (Switzerland). Mr. Anani’s experience extends to; strategic policy development and implementation, learning and capacity building, business transformation, national/international strategic alliances, economic and market research, and technology innovation.
Namir holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford (UK) and holds Professional Engineer designation in Ontario (P. Eng.). He is also a board member of the Women in Communications and Technology (wct-fct.com)
Sandra is responsible for all aspects of ICTC’s talent and diversity initiatives, collaborating with business, HR and talent partners on strategies and actions to leverage the talent of today and tomorrow in Canada’s digital economy.
As a champion in the promotion and development of diversity and inclusion programs across Canada and globally, Sandra has particularly focused on initiatives that involve the recruitment, retention, integration and advancement of women, global talent, Aboriginal peoples, and youth in ICT.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa and BA Honours in Political Science from Carleton University. After university, Sandra completed the Information Technology Professional Program, as well as leadership development and coaching programs at the Banff Centre and a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia.
As a leader in the area of diversity and inclusion, Sandra is a member of the Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Council of Champions; ITAC’s Women in IT Diversity Advisory, TRIEC’s Employer Engagement Committee; SUCCESS BC’s ACAP Committee and Colleges and Institutes Canada CIIP Advisory Board.
An avid traveller, Sandra has also been known to rappel down cliffs in Costa Rica or up them in Santorini.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Huguette Camirand, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), provides perspective and guidance to the strategic business decision-making process, while also ensuring effective financial & operational management. Additionally, Huguette leads HR practices providing an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity and the ongoing development of ICTC staff.
While at ICTC, Huguette has improved its financial system for greater efficiency and results. She also led the development of its essential HR practices and tools.
Huguette holds her Bachelor of Administration (BA), Major in Accounting from Brock University and received her CMA designation in 2003.
Huguette enjoys travelling and many outdoor activities including soccer, walking and skiing.
Senior Director, Policy and Research
Meenakshi Gupta, Director, Research and Policy Development, is working with stakeholders across the country to ensure Canadian leaders are making informed decisions when developing the ICT talent of tomorrow.
Meenakshi is responsible for overseeing ICTC’s research and policy development including the principal elements of the labour market and its operations, and development of competencies for the new and emerging occupations within the ICT sector. During her time with ICTC she has focused on reporting on the current trends within the digital economy as well as forecasting the future requirements of the ICT talent base that will allow Canada to reach its economic potential.
Formerly Senior Program Officer for Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), she focussed on international development and immigration. Meenakshi also has over 15 years of experience in Canada and overseas, including China, India and Mexico. Meenakshi has also prepared a Toolkit for the Internationalization of Educational Programs, published articles, and presented at a number of national and international conferences.
Meenakshi pursued her undergraduate degree in French Major from Concordia University; her Master’s in Quebec Studies from Université du Québec and received her doctoral degree in Education from McGill University with a specialization in Comparative Education and Gender Studies.
Meenakshi enjoys travelling, walking, and entertaining family and friends with her cooking.
As ICTC’s Communications Specialist, Samantha Sjodin is responsible for maintaining a flow of communication between ICTC and the media.
Along with other roles at the council, she also manages ICTC’s social networking outlets.
Samantha is an honors graduate from Algonquin College’s public relations program, and a graduate of Algonquin’s
General Arts and Science- Media and Communications diploma program. Samantha enjoys traveling and documenting her travels through photography.
For any media inquires
s.sjodin (at) ictc-ctic.ca
613.237.8551- 130 (office)
Executive-level support to the President and Board of Directors.
In charge of membership administration and stakeholder relations (industry, government, and academic institutions).
Executive experience in event and project management. Strong knowledge of ICT talent competency profiles in the technology and e-Health sectors.
High energy, avid marathon runner, and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.
Fluent in English, French, and German.
g.freund (at) ictc-ctic.ca
613.237.8551- 131 (office)