People: Aimia Inc (AIM.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Brown

69 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Rupert Duchesne

54 2012 Group Chief Executive, Director

David Adams

60 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jan-Pieter Lips

2013 President, EMEA Region

David Johnston

2013 Group Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Graham

2013 Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer, APAC

Vincent Timpano

2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Canada, Executive Vice President

Michael Zea

2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, US and Executive Vice President

Marc Allsop

2013 Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development

Susan Doniz

2012 Global Chief Information Officer

John Boynton

2014 Chief Marketing Officer, Canada

Eric Monteiro

2014 Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer

Sandy Walker

2012 Chief Talent Officer

Mark Hounsell

2012 Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Roman Doroniuk

56 2005 Independent Director

Joanne Ferstman

47 2005 Independent Director

Michael Fortier

52 2009 Independent Director

John Forzani

66 2007 Independent Director

Beth Horowitz

56 2012 Independent Director

David Laidley

67 2009 Independent Director

Douglas Port

70 2007 Independent Director

Alan Rossy

51 2007 Independent Director

Trish Moran

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Biographies

Name Description

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert E. Brown is Independent Chairman of the Board of Aimia Inc. Robert E. Brown has been Chairman of the Corporation since January 1, 2008, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE Inc., a provider of simulation and modeling technologies as well as integrated training services for both civil aviation and defence customers, from August 2004 to September 2009. Prior to joining CAE Inc., Mr. Brown was Chairman of Air Canada during its restructuring from May 2003 to October 2004. Mr. Brown joined Bombardier Inc. in 1987 and was responsible for the Bombardier Aerospace sector from 1990 to 1999. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. (aerospace, transportation and recreational products) from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Brown also held various senior positions in federal ministries with economic vocations, including the position of Associate Deputy Minister in the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Royal Military College and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Brown is a Director of BCE Inc., Bell Canada, Rio Tinto Plc. and Rio Tinto Ltd. He has also received honorary doctorates from five Canadian universities. Mr. Brown is a Member of the Order of Canada and an Officer of L’Ordre National du Québec.

Rupert Duchesne

Mr. Rupert J. Duchesne is Group Chief Executive, Director of Aimia Inc. Rupert Duchesne is Group Chief Executive of the Corporation. In this role, Mr. Duchesne culminates a decade of innovative stewardship of the rapid growth of the organization from its carve-out as a division of Air Canada in 2002, the initial public offering as the Aeroplan Income Fund in 2005, conversion to corporate status as Groupe Aeroplan Inc. in 2008 and the re-branding of the Corporation as Aimia in 2011. Throughout this period, Mr. Duchesne has cultivated the ambition and passion of an ever-growing team of loyalty professionals who are redefining the nature of precise, relationship-rich, permission-based marketing. Under his leadership the Corporation has grown from a single loyalty program in a single market to a truly global enterprise. Prior to his leadership role in creating Aimia, Mr. Duchesne spent twelve years in strategy and investment consulting around the world before joining Air Canada in 1996, where he held the positions of Vice President Marketing, Senior Vice President International and ultimately Chief Integration Officer, overseeing the integration of Air Canada with Canadian Airlines. Mr. Duchesne holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor Honours degree in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds. He is a director of Dorel Industries and Chair of the boards of the NeuroScience Canada Partnership and Brain Canada Foundation. Mr. Duchesne is Vice President of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)'s Board of Trustees, where he chairs the Finance Committee, and also cochairs the Grange Park Advisory Council. Mr. Duchesne is a member of the boards of Greenwood College School, Business for the Arts, and the Luminato Festival in Toronto.

David Adams

Mr. David L. Adams serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Aimia Inc. He has executive responsibility for the overall financial strategic direction, control, reporting and financial monitoring of Aimia’s operations. He also oversees the organization’s access to and engagement with global capital markets. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aeroplan. Before joining Aimia, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Photowatt Technologies Inc. Prior to Photowatt, he acted as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of SR Telecom Inc. Mr. Adams previously held a variety of executive finance positions at CAE Inc., a global in the production of flight simulators and control systems. Prior to these roles, he held a number of progressively senior roles with the Bank of Nova Scotia and Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). Mr. Adams is a CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance Degree from the University of Toronto and has completed the Stanford Executive Program.

Jan-Pieter Lips

Mr. Jan-Pieter Lips has been appointed as President, EMEA Region of Aimia Inc., effective February 27, 2013. In this role, he has full accountability for and growing Aimia's businesses in the EMEA region across a full suite of loyalty management services of proprietary loyalty, loyalty analytics and coalition, including Nectar, Nectar Italia and Air Miles Middle East. Mr. Lips was one of the founders of the Nectar UK business in 2002 and was Managing Director of Nectar UK from 2009 to February 2013. He is one of the pioneers of the loyalty management industry in Europe, having started his career with Loyalty Management Group in the Netherlands in 1997. Prior to this Jan-Pieter worked for retail consortium Vendex where he started his career. Jan-Pieter has lived in London UK for more than 10 years and was born and educated in The Netherlands. He holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

David Johnston

Mr. David Johnston has been appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer of Aimia Inc., effective February 27, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for driving further development of Aimia’s global operating model and performance, with Aimia’s key operating regions of Canada, EMEA, US and Asia Pacific all reporting to Mr. Johnston. Mr. Johnston will also continue to be responsible for the global business development team who plan and execute the expansion of Aimia’s full suite strategy into new territories. Prior to this Mr. Johnston was President and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA and Executive Vice President from January 2010. In this role, he had full responsibility for driving the expansion of Aimia's businesses in the EMEA region including Nectar, Nectar Italia and Air Miles Middle East as well as all of the company proprietary loyalty and loyalty analytics businesses in the region. Mr. Johnston joined Aimia from PepsiCo where he spent 13 years in Marketing and General Management.

Elizabeth Graham

Mrs. Elizabeth Graham is Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer, APAC of Aimia Inc. She is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective February 27, 2013. She was appointed Chief Operations Officer, Aeroplan in June 2007. Upon completion of the reorganization of Aeroplan Income Fund into Aimia on June 25, 2008, she was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aimia. In September, 2011, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of US & APAC. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer of Aimia, Ms. Graham is accountable for the operational integrity of the processes and tools deployed to ensure appropriate levels of integration, collaboration and oversight across the operating businesses of the Corporation, including integrated business planning and performance monitoring. Ms. Graham additionally leads post-transaction business integration. Ms. Graham joined Aeroplan in November 2000 as Vice President, Customer Service. Prior to Aeroplan, she spent 27 years with Air Canada in increasingly complex and senior operational roles, including General Manager - Call Centres & Aeroplan, Senior Director – Customer Service Support, Senior Director – Business Development Alliances & Regionals, General Manager – Customer Service Europe. In 1998, Ms. Graham was appointed Vice President, Airports where she was responsible for all airport and cargo operations in North America. She holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation and serves on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Vincent Timpano

Mr. Vincent R. Timpano is President, Chief Executive Officer, Canada and Executive Vice President of Aimia Inc. In this role, Mr. Timpano has full accountability for and growing the Canadian business, which includes the full suite of loyalty management services of coalition, proprietary and loyalty analytics delivered across multiple business units in Canada. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Aeroplan, where he established and led the strategic direction of the business, while ensuring alignment across the organization to drive performance and growth for Canada’s premium rewards program. Before Aeroplan, Mr. Timpano was President, Coca- Cola Ltd. in Canada where he led the organization in the development and expansion of Canada's nonalcoholic beverage portfolio. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Timpano served as President and CEO for The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc., where he oversaw all activities associated with the company’s juice and juice drinks business. Mr. Timpano is a member of the board of the Canadian Marketing Association. He also currently serves with the United Way, Toronto as member of the board of trustees, and is chair of its finance, audit and risk committee and a member of its governance and human resources committee. Mr. Timpano holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Michael Zea

Mr. Michael Zea is President, Chief Executive Officer, US and Executive Vice President of Aimia Inc. In this role, Mr. Zea has full commercial and operating responsibility for Aimia in the U.S., with a critical focus on new business development and driving key strategic growth initiatives for the market. Mr. Zea brings more than 20 years of strategic consulting experience, most recently as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was an acknowledged client and knowledge entrepreneur within the firm and led McKinsey's Loyalty Marketing Service line globally. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Zea enjoyed over a decade of success with Oliver Wyman, having joined that firm as the founding associate of the Chicago office and one of three selected to launch that firm's Aviation practice, and managed the firm's New York office from 2003-2005. A graduate of Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and Purdue University, earlier in his career Mr. Zea worked in sales, pricing and distribution at airlines including United and American. Mr. Zea is also a Trustee on the Board of The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut, and Alexandra's Playground.

Marc Allsop

Mr. Marc Allsop is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development of the company. He is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development since July 1, 2013. In this role, he leads the global business development team who plan and execute the expansion of Aimia’s full suite strategy into new territories, as well as supporting the enhancement of the Aimia value proposition in existing geographies. Mr Allsop joined Aimia from American Express where he spent 15 years across a range of business lines, including operations, merchant acquiring and consumer card issuing, where he was most recently responsible for business development in their European business. He has extensive global experience, spending a significant amount of time working in loyalty, business development and partnership management, working with major blue chip clients across a range of key industry verticals including airline, lodging, retail and financial services. He holds an Honours Degree in Management Studies and French from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Susan Doniz

Ms. Susan Doniz is Global Chief Information Officer of Aimia Inc. She is responsible for defining the global internal and external Information & Technology strategy to deliver innovation and growth across and within regions. Previous to this role she enjoyed a variety of leadership roles at Procter & Gamble such as a global transformational P&G strategy to ‘Digitize’ P&G from Concept Creation to Shopper; Global Shared Service executive for the $19 billion P&G Beauty & Grooming business for R&D, Product Supply and Sales; Global services leader across Purchasing, Planning, Global Master Data Shared Service, Business Intelligence & Analytics and the CIO & Shared Services (Business Analytics/Intelligence, Procurement, Project Management, Master Data, Consumer Relations, Financial Services & Accounting, Employee Services(Benefit, Payroll, Relocation, Travel), and Real Estate) leader for Procter & Gamble Canada. Susan has enjoyed various long assignments in both developed and developing markets and speaks various languages. Her roles have centered around business transformation. She has been often tapped to lead, create and deliver multifunctional strategies for top executives. Susan graduated from University of Toronto, Engineering and studied Graduate courses in Europe (Netherlands) and Executive Learning at Harvard. She has sponsored various cultural networks and speaks often at leadership and industry events. She has served on boards such as the CIO Association of Canada, Centre of Outsourcing & Research (CORE), Engineers without Borders and the Salvation Army National Board.

John Boynton

Mr. John Boynton is Chief Marketing Officer, Canada of the Company. With more than 25 years of broad marketing experience, Boynton most recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Rogers Communications Inc., one of Canada's largest communications and media companies. Prior to his 12 years at Rogers, he gained experience across a number of sectors across North America with brands such as Pepsi Co, Sprint Canada, and AT&T. Boynton is a member of the boards of the Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership Council at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He holds an Honors Business Administration, Marketing degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Eric Monteiro

Mr. Eric Monteiro is Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer of the company. He was appointed Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer in March 2014. In 2012, Mr. Monteiro was hired as Executive Vice President, Global Strategy. Mr. Monteiro is responsible for leading Aimia's overall global strategy and key strategic initiatives, including identifying mergers and acquisitions targets as well as supporting new business development. Monteiro leads Aimia's Global Strategy group, working with our Group Chief Executive and partnering with regional business leaders to conceive and execute strategic and long-term plans that will drive growth for the company. He also supervises the development of centres of excellence and strategic product roadmaps, and leads our global analytics center of excellence. Monteiro brings nearly 20 years of strategy experience, most recently as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he spent the last 15 years and co-led the Business Technology office in Canada and served a variety of international clients with an emphasis on financial services and telecom sectors. Eric began his career in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born and raised, working with Fortune 100 multinationals. He holds an M.B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Ross Business School and a B.Sc. in Automation Engineering from the University of São Paulo.

Sandy Walker

Ms. Sandy Walker is Chief Talent Officer of Aimia Inc. She is responsible for mobilizing the company considerable HR strength across the global enterprise to support and guide the company efforts to realize the company talent and culture goals. Previous to this role, Ms. Walker held senior positions at BCE/Bell Canada and Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. She joined BCE/Bell Canada in 2005, initially Human Resources for the Enterprise Group and subsequently taking the post of Vice President, Human Resources - Business Markets where she oversaw multiple transformational business structuring endeavours, evolved people and culture planning for all B2B businesses, led the reset of Bell's Leadership Development and Talent Management programs, focused on building the organization's talent pipeline, and supported talent identification deeply into the organization. Prior to joining Bell, Ms. Walker was Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration at Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. where, as a member of the Executive Committee, she had full responsibility for all matters related to global human resource governance matters. Earlier in her career, Ms. Walker held progressively senior roles in the life and health reinsurance business, to the role of Head, Human Resource Services, North America for Swiss Re Life & Health. Ms. Walker is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and holds FLMI and CHRP designations.

Mark Hounsell

Mr. Mark Hounsell is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of Aimia Inc. He is Aimia’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary and has overall responsibility for the development and management of the legal framework for Aimia's various businesses, as well as leadership of the enterprise's corporate secretariat and governance portfolios. In 2006, Mr. Hounsell was Vice President & General Counsel of Aeroplan. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Hounsell held various senior positions within the BCE group of companies, most recently as Assistant General Counsel for Bell Canada. In this role, Mr. Hounsell was responsible for managing Bell's legal commercial group to service the needs of Bell's Québec enterprise operations. Mr. Hounsell's previous work with BCE concentrated on M&A, financing initiatives and corporate governance, as well as various counsel positions at Bell Canada International Inc., including the position of Vice-President, Law and Corporate Secretary. After having received his degree in law at the Université de Montréal in 1991 and having been called to the Québec Bar in 1992, Mr. Hounsell worked in private practice as a corporate commercial lawyer specializing in securities prior to moving in-house.

Roman Doroniuk

Mr. Roman Doroniuk serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since June 21, 2005. Roman Doroniuk is a consultant providing financial and strategic advisory services to a variety of companies in the healthcare, industrial manufacturing and media industries. Mr. Doroniuk is Vice Chairman of Aquatics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tomkins plc. Mr. Doroniuk acts as the Court appointed special receiver in the matter of the Livent Inc. bankruptcy. Mr. Doroniuk was Executive Vice President of Magna International Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Magna Entertainment Corp. from January 2003 to October 2003, President of Lions Gate Entertainment from October 1998 to April 2000, and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Communications Corporation from October 1995 to September 1998. Mr. Doroniuk holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Joanne Ferstman

Ms. Joanne S. Ferstman is Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since June 21, 2005. Joanne Ferstman is currently a corporate director and sits on both public and private corporate boards. Ms. Ferstman was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc. Prior to taking this position on January 31, 2011, Ms. Ferstman was Vice-Chair and Head of Capital Markets of DundeeWealth Inc., and prior to 2009 was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DundeeWealth Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Dundee Corporation. From 1994 to 2012, Ms. Ferstman held a variety of executive positions with the Dundee group of companies until her retirement in June 2012 and in early 2009, assumed leadership of Dundee Capital Markets, including all Investment Banking activities. Prior to joining the Dundee group of companies, Ms. Ferstman spent four years as Chief Financial Officer for a national securities firm and five years at a international accounting firm. Ms. Ferstman currently serves as the Chair of Dundee Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust and as a Trustee of Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust. Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Michael Fortier

The Honourable Michael M. Fortier serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since January 19, 2009. Michael M. Fortier joined RBC Capital Markets (RBCCM) as a Vice-Chairman in October 2010. Prior to joining RBCCM, Mr. Fortier was a partner of Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose Canada LLP) and a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley in Canada since January 2009. Between February 2006 and October 2008, Mr. Fortier held various positions in the Government of Canada, including as Minister of International Trade and Minister responsible for Greater Montreal. Prior to that, Mr. Fortier was active in the investment banking industry, first as a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston (1999-2004) and then as a Managing Director with TD Securities (2004-2006). Mr. Fortier also practiced law with Ogilvy Renault LLP from 1985 to 1999 in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He was based in London (England) for several years during this period. Mr. Fortier holds a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval.

John Forzani

Mr. John M. Forzani serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since July 17, 2007. John M. Forzani is the founder (1974) of The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada’s retailer of sporting goods with over 600 stores under eight different banners until its acquisition by Canadian Tire Corporation Limited in August 2011. He was Chairman of the Board of The Forzani Group Ltd. and has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to the boards of other public companies listed below, he was Chairman of Swiss based Intersport International from September 2003 to September 2009, the world’s sporting goods retailer and purchasing group with over 7,000 stores worldwide. Mr. Forzani is a graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League and is currently a partner and Chairman of the club.

Beth Horowitz

Ms. Beth S. Horowitz is Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since December 20, 2012. Beth S. Horowitz is Former Chair, President & CEO, Amex Bank of Canada, and Former President & General Manager, Amex Canada, Inc. She spent 22 years with Amex in a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President, International Product Strategy & Development, and Vice President, Quality and Reengineering. In 2009, Ms. Horowitz was appointed to the HSBC Bank Canada Board and is a member of its audit and risk committee. She also serves as Trustee on the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)’s Board of Trustees, Advisor on the Schulich School of Business’ Dean’s Advisory Board, Advisor on Catalyst Canada’s Advisory Board, Director on the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto Board of Directors, and Advisor for the Women’s Venture Capital Fund. Ms. Horowitz received a B.A. degree in Medieval and Renaissance European History from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. She also holds the ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

David Laidley

Mr. David H. Laidley serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since January 19, 2009. David H. Laidley is a retired partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (Canada), where he served as a partner from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. A chartered accountant, he has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 40 years with Canada's professional services firm, with specialization in its tax and audit practices. He was elected Chairman of the firm in 2000 and served in that capacity until 2006. He currently serves as a director of the boards of two other public companies: EMCOR Group Inc. (NYSE) and ProSep Inc. (TSX). He also served on the board of Biovail Corporation from August, 2008 to September, 2010. He is a director of the Bank of Canada and Aviva Canada Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Nautilus Indemnity Limited and also serves on the boards of the McGill University Health Centre, the Cole Foundation and the Birks Family Foundation. Mr. Laidley is a Fellow of the Québec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Douglas Port

Mr. Douglas D. Port is Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since July 17, 2007. Douglas D. Port is a retired senior airline executive with more than 30 years experience in the airline industry, including 11 years as an executive with Air Canada, where he headed portfolios such as Airports, International, Marketing and Sales, Sales and Product Distribution, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, Corporate Communications and Customer Service. He also served as Chairman of the Air Transport Association of Canada, Chairman of Galileo Canada and Chairman and CEO of Air Canada Vacations. From 2005 through 2010, he was an executive consultant at an international transportation consultancy. He is Vice-Chairman of the Air Canada Foundation.

Alan Rossy

Mr. Alan P. Rossy serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since July 17, 2007. Alan P. Rossy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Copley, a real estate company which purchases, develops and leases properties in Quebec and Ontario. Mr. Rossy was Executive Vice- President of Store Operations at Dollarama L. P., a national retail chain, from 1991 to 2007. His responsibilities included new store growth, sales, merchandising, advertising and human resources consulting. Mr. Rossy is a founding family member of Dollarama and current shareholder. Presently, Mr. Rossy serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Tire Corporation and is a member of its audit committee. Mr. Rossy is also a director of the Selwyn House School, a private boys' school in Westmount, Québec and a member of the Montreal Children's Hospital Corporate Appeal Board. Mr. Rossy graduated in 1985 from McGill University with a Bachelor's of Arts, majoring in Economics.

Trish Moran

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