Tech industry lobby group Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has appointed a permanent new president and CEO in Angela Mondou.
In a newsletter update to members sent out on Friday, ITAC says Mondou is seeking feedback from members in the coming months. ITAC wants feedback on which of its activities and programming are adding value for members. Since Robert Watson stepped down from the role of president and CEO in November, Denise Shortt served as interim CEO. She continues on with ITAC in her role as vice-president of industry development, diversity, and inclusion.
“I am thrilled and honored to be taking on the helm of ITAC at such a pivotal time for Canada and for our sector,” Angela Mondou, president and CEO, ITAC said in a statement. “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.”
A press release introducing Mondou says the new leader started her role April 15. She has more than 25 years of Canadian experience in the technology sector. Mondou was previously a CEO in the health tech sector and the not-for-profit sector, as president of Canada Company. She spent 10 years in the military and held senior leadership roles at BlackBerry and Nortel Networks.
“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 in a press release. “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.”
Mondou is also a recipient of the United Nations Peacekeeping medal, as the result of a 2005 Year of the Veteran campaign, in which she represented Canada’s peacekeepers.