As President and CEO of CENGN, Jean-Charles (JC) Fahmy provides leadership and strategic direction to the company, and drives the delivery of CENGN’s mission by working with the ICT ecosystem on enabling the commercialization, growth, and global competitiveness of Canada’s innovation economy.
JC has over 25 years of global leadership experience in tech, creating value and accelerating business performance with large public companies as well as both Private Equity and Venture Capital backed businesses. JC holds an MBA from McGill University, and a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Chris BachaloVice President, Product Management
Boris MimeurVice-President, Engineering Operations
Richard WaterhouseVice-President, Business Development and Marketing
Chris joined the CENGN team in 2019, however he has an extensive history of CENGN support as one of it’s original founding Members. Jointly with other CENGN founders, Chris presented to the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) funding review board lending support in obtaining our very first round of funding from the federal government.
Chris then served as board member, executive committee member, and key contributor to CENGN which helped shape its strategic direction. In his 25 year career at Newbridge, Alcatel-Lucent, and most recently at Juniper as CTO Canada and Global Director of Cloud Solutions, Chris has built significant expertise on our markets, technologies, solutions, and ecosystem. In his new role as VP Product Management, he applies his knowledge and experience to drive the definition of CENGN’s technology and services roadmap.
Boris Mimeur is the Vice-President of Engineering Operations at CENGN. He has over 17 years of experience in the areas of high-end networking and Data Centre having worked with an extensive list of companies such as; Cable & Wireless Communications, COLT, DANTE (operating the GÉANT network), IXIA Europe Limited, and Cisco Systems. Boris has held the technical lead position on several critical projects throughout his career, including the creation of the GÉANT2 network in Europe, supporting the LHC project run at the CERN, as well as the design, testing and implementation of two of the largest Datacenters in Europe for COLT.
While at Cisco, Boris held multiple positions ranging from Advanced Services to Sales and then in the Business Unit in charge of the ASR1000 router; he actively contributed to Cisco’s network programmability training resources based around Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). With his keen passion in industry development, robust technical background, and extreme customer-oriented focus, Boris brings unparalleled potential and flexibility to the CENGN team.
Richard Waterhouse is the VP of Business Development and Marketing at CENGN. Richard possesses 20 years of expertise in creating and managing multi-million-dollar sales funnels and building longstanding relationships with the C-Suite of industry-leading technology companies.
With a robust technical background, expertise in achieving record-setting growth in both product and service sales, as well as diverse business operations, he brings the flexibility necessary to excel in complex markets. Richard holds a BEng. from Loughborough University in England.
Nathalie Guthrie is CENGN’s Director of Human Resources. Nathalie began her career in the public sector blending her background of Risk Management and HR into 13 years of roles in public service, private and international corporate services, hospitality and technology sectors.
She successfully endeavored the creation of a private security academy which fueled her passion for people development. A multi graduate of Algonquin College, Nathalie is a champion of people and culture recognized for her tenacity and keen ability of unlocking the full potential of those in her environment.
As CENGN’s Finance leader, Robin Ramrup provides leadership and direction by overseeing the activities of accounting and reporting, strategic planning, risk management, governance, internal controls, budgeting, corporate services and funders relations.
Robin has over 20 years of leadership experience in various business sectors in addition to serving organizations as a Director on their Board.
Robin is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program – CFO Leadership Beyond Finance – offered by Queens University in collaboration with Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada.
Robin holds an MBA from Laurentian University and the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation from Canada. He is also a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) from England.