Jean-Charles FahmyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.Next Team Member
Boris MimeurSenior Vice-President, Engineering Operation
Richard WaterhouseSenior Vice-President, Business Development and Marketing
Senior Vice-President, Engineering Operation
Boris Mimeur is the Senior 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.Next Team Member
Senior Vice-President, Business Development and Marketing
Richard Waterhouse is the Senior Vice President 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.
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Nathalie GuthrieDirector, Human Resources
Shawn KahandaliyanageDirector, Customer Solutions Engineering
Robin RamrupDirector, Finance
Director, Human Resources
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.Next Team Member
Director, Customer Solutions Engineering
Following 10 years of work in Startup organizations, Shawn joined CENGN in September 2018. He viewed CENGN as an opportunity to affect a wider impact on the Startup community and help spur Canada’s innovation economy. “CENGN is an ‘unfair competitive advantage’ that helps Canadian start-ups succeed on the world stage”. Shawn commends his team for constantly pushing themselves to develop their knowledge and expertise, with the goal of helping their customers improve their products and businesses.Next Team Member
As the Finance Leader, Robin Ramrup is responsible for the financial and corporate operations of CENGN. He also oversees the accounting function, reporting, cash management, internal controls, budgeting and corporate services, as well as strategy, governance, risk management and funder relations.
Robin is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has been in the accounting field for more than twenty years.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Robin has used his skills in finance and management to put CENGN on the right path for continued government funding and the growth of the Private Revenue business.
Robin holds an MBA from Laurentian University and the Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) designation from England.
He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program – CFO Leadership Beyond Finance – offered by Queens University in collaboration with Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada.Next Team Member