Namir Anani from ICTC Presented Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
CATAAlliance | 02.02.2013
Namir Anani, ICTC, receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from John Reid, CATAAlliance.
Canadian innovation leader, Namir Anani, President & CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), was honoured in a special ceremony in Ottawa as he was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by CATAAlliance CEO, John Reid.
“We are pleased to present the Diamond Jubilee Medal to Namir Anani in recognition of his commitment to innovation excellence and thought leadership”, said Reid. “We are very proud to be working with Namir in our mission to make Canada the number one Competitive Innovation Nation.”
CATAAlliance and partners are helping to spearhead i-CANADA, a movement to create an Intelligent Nation, comprised of communities with digital inclusion, employment growth and investment-worth innovation.
The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending the throne as Queen of Canada. In celebration of her service to the country, the medals have been bestowed on individuals who have made their own contributions to the community and to Canada.
About Namir Anani
Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), 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. He is a member of the CATAAlliance National Advisory Leadership Council.
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.).
Other medal recipients were honoured at a Special Award Ceremony Dinner at the i-CANADA SUMMIT Conference in Montreal on October 21st, 2012. "These Canadian leaders were selected because of the impact they made on society and business from the application of technology," stated Reid. "Many have been technology innovators as well as catalysts for national transformation."