A visionary executive with a passion for leadership
Mississauga, ON (April 16, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), today announced that its National Board of Directors has appointed Angela Mondou as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
“The ITAC National Board of Directors is extremely impressed with Angela’s knowledge and ideas about the advancement of Canada’s ICT industry in Canada, as well as the increasing role ITAC plays in fostering a growing, innovative tech sector in Canada,” said national ITAC Board Chair Kevin Peesker, and president of Microsoft Canada. “She is a tech visionary with a proven track record of execution and we are pleased to have Angela help drive the Association forward, ensuring we remain the trusted, innovative leader that our members rely on to advocate for a more robust and innovative digital economy.”
Ms. Mondou is an accomplished, bilingual leader, with over 25+ years of global and Canadian experience driving transformational programs in the tech sector. She has previously held CEO positions in both the health tech sector, and the not-for-profit sector.
As program creator of the public-private sector leadership forums “Strategic Knowledge Exchange” aimed at driving change on a national scale, Angela’s experience in developing strategic partnerships across national organizations and around the world, will support driving ITAC’s vision to influence Canada’s position as a global tech leader into the future.
“I am thrilled and honored to be taking on the helm of ITAC at such a pivotal time for Canada and for our sector,” said Angela Mondou, president and CEO, ITAC. “The decisions we, as a nation, make today will affect our economy and society for generations. Canada’s IT ecosystem is integral to Canada’s economic future. I look forward to representing ITAC’s significant and diverse Tech members, executive leaders and ITAC team, as we work to advance the priorities of our sector and, importantly, our country.”
Angela’s unique career path includes 10 years as a military officer and 18 years as a senior level leader in the tech and defence sectors, including senior leadership roles at Nortel Networks and Blackberry. Ms. Mondou was President of Canada Company, a federally regulated charity, bridging military personnel and the Canadian business community. Author of the leadership best-seller ‘Hit the Ground Leading!’, and award-winning founder of her own strategic leadership company, Angela has delivered programs and keynotes to companies and teams around the world! She has held positions as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Ivey School of Business, EVP of Leadership with the International Women’s Forum and as Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace, Technology and Engineering.
Angela is also a recipient of the United Nations Peacekeeping medal. In 2005, Ms. Mondou represented Canada’s peacekeepers in the Year of the Veteran campaign; was featured on a special circulation quarter released by the Royal Canadian Mint; and was part of a national television commercial campaign.
“Ms. Mondou’s deep understanding and experience of the ICT industry, as well as her strong, dynamic and values-driven approach to business is a reflection of our desire to create a truly purpose-driven Association,” added Denise Shortt, vice president, Industry Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and previous interim CEO, ITAC. “On behalf of the team, and our Boards of Directors, we welcome Ms. Mondou to the role and wish her every success as we continue our progress achieving our Associations’ priorities.”
Ms. Mondou succeeds Denise Shortt, who has served as Interim CEO since November 1, 2018. Ms. Shortt, a long-term employee of ITAC will remain as Vice President, Industry Development, Diversity and Inclusion, a role she has held since 2011.
“The ITAC National Board appreciates the time and effort put in by Denise Shortt, who stepped into the Interim CEO role, on top of her other duties as Vice President,” added Peesker. “We appreciate her ongoing leadership and contributions, helping to ensure the Association met and exceeded its strategic goals during this time.”
As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.
A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates over one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer.
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