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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Brown

71 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Rupert Duchesne

56 2012 Group Chief Executive, Director

Tor Lonnum

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Shailesh Baidwan

2014 President - Global Loyalty Solutions

Jan-Pieter Lips

2013 President - International Coalitions

Vincent Timpano

2015 President - Americas Coalitions

David Johnston

2013 Group Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Graham

2013 Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Marc Allsop

2013 Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development

Sandy Walker

2015 Chief Talent Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs

Roman Doroniuk

58 2005 Independent Director

Joanne Ferstman

48 2005 Independent Director

Michael Fortier

54 2009 Independent Director

Emma Griffin

43 2016 Independent Director

Beth Horowitz

58 2012 Independent Director

David Laidley

69 2009 Independent Director

Douglas Port

72 2007 Independent Director

Alan Rossy

53 2007 Independent Director

Karen Keyes

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert E. (Bob) Brown serves as 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 serves as Group Chief Executive, Director of Aimia Inc. In this role, Mr. Duchesne culminates over a decade of innovative stewardship of the rapid growth of the organization from its carve-out as a division of Air Canada in 2002. Under his leadership the Corporation has grown from a single loyalty program in a single market to a truly global enterprise with operations in over 15 countries. 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 Mattamy Homes, Chair of the Board of the Brain Canada Foundation and a member of the National Council of the CD Howe Institute. A passionate supporter of the arts, Mr. Duchesne is Vice President of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Board of Trustees, a member of the boards of the Luminato Festival in Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the International Festival of Authors.

Tor Lonnum

Mr. Tor Magne Lonnum has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Aimia Inc. Effective May, 2016. Mr. Lonnum joins Aimia from Copenhagen-based Tryg, the second largest P&C insurance company in Scandinavia. As CFO of Tryg from 2011, Mr. Lonnum brought to the company strong thinking in product pricing, cost ratio management and efficiencies in procurement, while building trusted relationships with the international investment community. During his time with Tryg, operating performance improved significantly and it was rewarded by total shareholder returns of more than 200 per cent. Mr. Lonnum has an executive MBA from the University of Bristol and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. Prior to Tryg, Mr. Lonnum was deputy CEO and CFO of Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, a publicly traded insurance company and retail bank. He shepherded that company through the global financial crisis, and then oversaw that company's demutualization and initial public offering in 2010, which was the largest in more than a decade in Scandinavia.

Shailesh Baidwan

Mr. Shailesh Singh Baidwan serves as President - Global Loyalty Solutions of the company. In this role, Mr. Baidwan is responsible for developing and executing Aimia's growth strategy across the Global Loyalty Solutions Division. This Division provides clients and partners comprehensive end to end loyalty solutions across the globe with operations in Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. GLS helps clients with loyalty strategy, program design, implementation and ongoing provision of platform based solutions, campaigns, and analytics. Mr. Baidwan has more than 20 years of experience across marketing, sales, strategy and general management in both financial services and consumer products, with a proven ability to work across borders. Before joining Aimia, he spent 10 years with American Express, where he worked across multiple markets and was most recently Chief Executive Officer for American Express Banking Corporation, India. He previously spent six years at VISA in Singapore across various roles and before that he was at Nestle India in a range of roles. Mr. Baidwan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Delhi, and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Jan-Pieter Lips

Mr. Jan-Pieter Lips serves as President - International Coalitions of Aimia Inc., since February 27, 2013. In this role, he has full accountability outside the Americas for leading and growing Aimia's existing Coalition Loyalty and data driven marketing businesses, like Nectar and Air Miles Middle East, and the launch of programmes in new countries. 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 13 years and was born and educated in The Netherlands. He holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Vincent Timpano

Mr. Vincent R. (Vince) Timpano serves as President - Americas Coalitions of Aimia Inc. In this role, Mr. Timpano has full accountability for leading and growing Aimia’s existing Americas coalition and data driven marketing business, Aeroplan, as well as overseeing the non-platform based business and Enhancement Services business in Canada and the Channels and Events business across North America. Mr. Timpano is also responsible for launching and developing new coalition programs across North and South America. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Aimia’s Canadian operations, where he established the strategic direction and led each of Aimia’s businesses within the region, including Aeroplan. Before joining Aimia, Mr. Timpano was President, Coca-Cola Ltd in Canada and prior to holding that position, he served as President and CEO for The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc. Mr. Timpano is currently the Chair, United Way Toronto and York Region, as well as Chair of its Governance and Human Resources Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Business for the Arts. Mr. Timpano holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He also holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

David Johnston

Mr. David Johnston serves as Group Chief Operating Officer of Aimia Inc., since February 27, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for driving further development of Aimia’s global operating model and performance, with all operating divisions reporting to Mr. Johnston. Mr. Johnston is also 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 our 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. He has had extensive global experience in PepsiCo in Europe, Latin America and in PepsiCo's global headquarters in Purchase, New York. He holds an Honours Degree in Business from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom.

Elizabeth Graham

Mrs. Elizabeth (Liz) Graham is no longer Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategic Initiatives of Aimia Inc. Effective end of the year. She was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategic Initiatives in February, 2013. In this role Ms. Graham is responsible for overseeing the global CIO office and its strategic transformation. This includes the development and deployment of differentiated global technology products which provide scale and efficiencies to support client needs and business growth. As a founding executive of Aeroplan, the predecessor to the global entity now known as Aimia, over the last decade Ms. Graham has developed and led the full spectrum of operational support units across the enterprise and through significant corporate transformations and growth, including previous roles as Chief Operating Officer, and President USA & Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Aimia, Ms. Graham enjoyed a lengthy and successful career with Air Canada in increasingly complex and senior leadership roles in Customer Service, Business Development and Strategy culminating in her appointment, in 1998, as Vice President, Airports, where she was responsible for airport and cargo operations in North America. Ms. Graham holds the designation of Chartered Director (C. Dir) as well as the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a board member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Marc Allsop

Mr. Marc Stephen Allsop serves as 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.

Sandy Walker

Ms. Sandy Walker serves as Chief Talent Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs of Aimia Inc. She is responsible for human resources, talent and culture strategy and delivery globally. She is also responsible for global communications, corporate reputation and oversight of global legal services and is Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Aimia Inc. 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, ultimately taking the post of Vice President, Human Resources - Business Markets where she successfully oversaw multiple transformational business endeavours and led the reset of Bell's Leadership Development and Talent Management programs. 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 resources governance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Walker held progressively senior roles in the life and health reinsurance business, leading 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, holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and currently serves on the Board of the Hincks Dellcrest Centre and as a member of its Finance, Resource & Audit Committee.

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 sits on the board of Martinrea International Inc. and 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 serves as Independent Director of Aimia Inc., since June 21, 2005. Joanne Ferstman currently serves as a corporate director. Over an 18 year period until her retirement in June 2012, Ms. Ferstman held a variety of executive positions with the Dundee Group of Companies. Most recently, Ms. Ferstman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses including investment banking, institutional sales and trading and private client financial advisory. Prior to January 31, 2011, Ms. Ferstman was Vice-Chair and Head of Capital Markets of DundeeWealth Inc., a diversified wealth management company. Prior to 2009 Ms. Ferstman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DundeeWealth Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Dundee Corporation. In these senior financial roles, Ms. Ferstman was actively involved in all corporate strategy, including acquisitions and financings, and was responsible for all public financial reporting. 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 major international accounting firm. Ms. Ferstman currently serves as a trustee of Dream Office REIT, and a director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd., Dream Unlimited Corp. and Cogeco Communications Inc. Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Michael Fortier

The Hon. Michael M. Fortier, PC, 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 Fulbright 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. He is a director of CAE. Mr. Fortier holds a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval.

Emma Griffin

Ms. Emma Griffin serves as Independent Director of the Company. She holds more than 18 years of experience in capital markets and investment banking, with sector expertise in support services, construction and infrastructure, leisure, and technology. Most recently, she was the founder and managing director of Refined Selection, a private-equity-backed holding company created in 2014 for investing in the professional services and recruitment industries. Prior to this, in 2002, Ms. Griffin co-founded and built Oriel Securities, a U.K.-based stockbroking and midmarket investment banking firm, which was sold to Stifel Corporation in 2014. Her early career was spent at HSBC, where for several years she led the top-rated pan-European support services and technology research team. Ms. Griffin also currently serves as director on the board of Golder Associates and strategic adviser to the company, and as the chair of the Catalyst Club, part of Cancer Research U.K. Ms. Griffin trained in corporate finance at Schroders, and holds an MA in Classics from Oxford University.

Beth Horowitz

Ms. Beth S. Horowitz serves as 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 certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

David Laidley

Mr. David Howard Laidley, FCPA 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 largest 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 on the boards of CT Real Estate Investment Trust, EMCOR Group Inc. (NYSE) and Input Capital Corp. He is also a director of Aviva Canada Inc. He served on the boards of Biovail Corporation (now Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.) from 2008 to 2010, the Bank of Canada from 2007 to 2013 where he was Lead Director, Nautilus Indemnity Holdings Limited from 2008 to 2013 where he was Chairman and ProSep Inc. from 2008 to 2014. 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 serves as 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 major 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, comprised of real estate entities that purchase, develop and lease residential and commercial properties in Quebec and Ontario. Mr. Rossy has served as Executive Vice-President of Store Operations at Dollarama L.P., a national retail chain. His responsibilities included new store growth, sales, merchandising, advertising and human resource consulting. Mr. Rossy is a founding family member of Dollarama and current shareholder. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, the National Arts Center Foundation in Ottawa, and Selwyn House School, a private boys’ school in Westmount, Quebec. In 2012, Mr. Rossy was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contributions and achievements by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Mr. Rossy graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in Economics.

Karen Keyes