Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Board of Directors for 2022:
- Megan Quintin, Senior Director, Global Procurement Strategy at RBC has been elected as Board Director and;
- Martin Grenier, Vice President, Procurement at Cogeco has been elected as Board Director and;
- Stephanie Khurana, President, Netchem Inc. has been elected as Board Director and Vice Chair for SAC (Supplier Advisory Committee).
All three new appointments are effective immediately. All other Directors have confirmed continued representation on the Board in 2022.
Megan Quintin, Senior Director, Global Procurement, joined RBC in early 2019 and currently leads the Global Procurement Strategy Team, including strategic category management, procurement data strategy and transformation initiatives. Prior to joining RBC, Megan held various roles at TELUS, including helping to successfully manage a $1B+ capital program, including their Fleet Strategy, and procurement analytics. Megan holds a Commerce Bachelor’s degree and Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
Martin Grenier was named Cogeco Vice President Procurement in 2018. Prior to joining Cogeco he was successively Regional Director, Procurement Canada & Europe and Director, Procurement Strategic Programs for Rio Tinto. Previously, he held various positions in the field of procurement and logistics at Rio Tinto and Alcan, both in North America and Europe.
Martin holds an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from HEC Montréal. He lives in Montréal.
Stephanie Khurana is President of Netchem Inc., a North American chemical distribution business and has experience serving on a Board of Directors for a non-for-profit organization. Her goal in working with WBE Canada is to engage additional diverse corporate partners to serve WBE Canada’s membership base and to expand awareness of WBE Canada amongst professional women. She was elected as Vice Chair by her peers to represent the WBE community and will be a valuable voice to the Board of Directors.
“I’m extremely proud to have the opportunity to join WBE Canada’s Board of Directors and work alongside a passionate group of leaders, committed to promoting supplier diversity and helping women entrepreneurs succeed.” said Martin Grenier. “Building diverse and inclusive supply chains is key to driving inclusive growth in our society”
“The last two years have had a profound impact on women’s participation in the labour force and I’m thankful to have the opportunity and proud to partner with WBE Canada’s Board of Directors to support WBE’s strategic priorities, influence change and work towards a playing field that is more level for female entrepreneurs in Canada” – Megan Quintin
“I am looking forward to representing certified WBEs on the board of WBE Canada. I hope to help WBE Canada grow as a leader in supplier diversity in Canada and across the globe. As a certified WBE, my hope is to see supplier diversity fully integrated at all organizational levels of WBE Canada’s corporate partners and members.” – Stephanie Khurana
“As supplier diversity in Canada evolves and corporate and government organizations embed diversity, equity and inclusion, and social sustainability into their procurement processes, the role of WBE Canada as the enabler of more women-owned businesses in supply chains is critical to these efforts. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very excited to welcome Megan Quintin, Martin Grenier and Stephanie Khurana to the WBE Canada Board of Directors and I look forward to leveraging their expertise and experience as we work together in the upcoming years,’” said Madeleine Baker, Chair of WBE Canada’s Board of Directors.
The WBE Canada Board is instrumental in charting the strategic direction of WBE Canada with most members actively involved in Board committees including: Executive Committee, Certification Committee, Business Development Committee, Nomination Committee and Supplier Advisory Committee.
ABOUT WBE CANADA
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
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