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SCOTT BANDA

CEO @ Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)

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Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), a position he has held since February 2010.

Scott leads a Team that is purpose and values driven and constantly strives to enhance the sustainability of Co-op for the next generation.  He has an extensive background with Co-ops and is a passionate advocate of Co-op and its importance to communities.

Scott graduated from University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science with Honours in History and from Law School.

 

ANDRÉ BEAUDRY

Executive Director @ Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)

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SOCKCHIVENEATH CHHOAN

SENIOR MANAGER @ FÉDÉRATION DES COOPÉRATIVES DU NOUVEAU-QUÉBEC (FCNQ)

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From the age of 14 years old, Sabine Daniel evolved in the world of communications. Often compared to Oprah Winfrey for her communication skills, her career speaks for itself: the only black Franco-Ontarian candidate in Quebec contest, titled Revelations in 2006.

A graduate in the communication field, Sabine began her career as a communications officer with the YMCA of the National Capital and the City of Gatineau. Then made her mark as TV host, Entertainment reporter for Tv Rogers and also zealous researcher is behind several Quebec television series and Franco-Ontarian documentaries such as Oui, je le veux, Mosaïque & Parcours réussi.

Currently, she is not only a reporter and researcher for several French-Canadian television companies, such as the TFO Media Group, Sabine Daniel hosts her own talk show at Bell Media, called Suivez-moi, where she meets social media stars. Whether it is a blogger, a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram personality or simply the new sensation from YouTube, Sabine discovers the human hidden under this cyber glory with candid and warm interviews.

​This woman is also very involved in her community, Sabine also sits on the boards of the Montfort Hospital, the Tontine Awards and the Centre Espoir Sophie.

With a mission to inform, inspire, motivate and entertain people, Sabine is not only a rising star of a new generation, but also a strong voice that reflects the diversity in the media.

 

IÑIGO ALBIZURI

VP, Communications and Public Affairs @ Mondragon Corporation

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Mondragon, a co-operative social innovation ecosystem

Before joining Mondragon, Iñigo Albizuri studied industrial engineering at the Universidad del País Vasco (University of the Basque Country) and spent 20 years in various positions with the Copreci Group. Key roles there include General Manager of Copreci de Mexico, and Director for the North American Region and most recently Asia Cooking Business Director for the Cooperativa atxabaltarra Copreci, where he was responsible for the business strategy for Asia.

MICHAEL BARRETT

President & CEO @ Gay Lea Foods Co-operative

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Perspectives on the co-operative movement

Michael Barrett is currently the President & CEO at Gay Lea Foods Co-operative – the largest Dairy Co-operative in the province of Ontario.  He has been with Gay Lea for almost two decades. Michael has served in many different roles within Gay Lea Foods and within the broader co-operative sector both nationally and internationally.  Michael also serves his community by being a School Trustee for the Durham District School Board representing the city of Oshawa and has been Chair for the past five years.

 

Michael, in his spare time, besides helping to parent his now grown family of six children, grand parenting six, he likes to play with his big boy toys” (his old cars) and spends anytime that he has left enjoying his farm located in the rolling hills of Selwyn Township.

 

GASTON BÉDARD

CEO @ CONSEIL DE LA COOPÉRATION ET DE LA MUTUALITÉ

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Gaston Bédard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in economics and system management. He has been with Desjardins Group for over 35 years, both in the Caisse network as a general manager, and with the Federation as a vice-president. Since 2012, he is chief executive officer of the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité.

 

Driven by a deep-seated desire to contribute to the economic development of the community, he has sat on the boards and committees of numerous organizations and associations. Since 2005, he has been especially active in the healthcare sector, and has chaired the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) board of directors since 2008. He has also been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Société de développement de la Baie-James.

GUY CORMIER

PRESIDENT & CEO @ DESJARDINS GROUP

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Ben Marc Diendéré worked successively at Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec and Partenariat International before joining La Coop fédérée, where he currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs and Branding. He held from 2005 to 2011, the position of Senior Director for Institutional Relations, Public and Corporative Affairs, at Quebecor Media Inc. Ben Marc is a graduate of the second cycle of HEC Montreal. He also holds a Masters in Management and Marketing from the Sorbonne Assas - French Press Institute - Paris 2 and a Masters in Sociology of information and communication from the University of Ouagadougou. He also sits on various Boards of Directors such as : Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), Université de Montréal, Groupe 3737, Excellence Québec, Conseil de l’attractivité de Montréal, Institut du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)..

 

JEAN-PASCAL DUMONT

Provincial Coordinator, Collective Business Transfers Development @ Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ)

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Jean-Pascal Dumont obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics at Laval University, where he specialized in public and political economics. Subsequently, he worked within Quebec’s public service. He recently completed an MBA at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal; as a recipient of a CHNGR scholarship, he was an ambassador involved in collective entrepreneurship on the Concordia campus. Recently, he conducted research on community bonds for the Montreal-based organization Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire (TIESS). Over the past few years, he has been very interested in the benefits and challenges of collective business recovery, which he sees as an innovative and realistic entrepreneurial option that can serve workers and communities.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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