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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Brown

70 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Rupert Duchesne

55 2012 Group Chief Executive, Director

David Adams

61 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Shailesh Baidwan

2014 Regional President, Asia Pacific

Jan-Pieter Lips

2013 President, EMEA Region

David Johnston

2013 Group Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Graham

2013 Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Vincent Timpano

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

Michael Zea

2014 Executive Vice President - Global Travel

Marc Allsop

2013 Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development

Eric Monteiro

2014 Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer

Sandy Walker

2012 Chief Talent Officer

Mark Hounsell

2012 Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Roman Doroniuk

57 2005 Independent Director

Joanne Ferstman

47 2005 Independent Director

Michael Fortier

53 2009 Independent Director

Beth Horowitz

57 2012 Independent Director

David Laidley

68 2009 Independent Director

Douglas Port

71 2007 Independent Director

Alan Rossy

52 2007 Independent Director

Karen Keyes

2015 IR Contact Officer

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. Under his leadership the company has grown from a single loyalty program in a single market to a truly global enterprise with operations in over 20 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 Chair of the Board of the Brain Canada Foundation. 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, the International Festival of Authors, and the Greenwood College School.

David Adams

Mr. David L. Adams serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Aimia Inc. 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 and is responsible for global tax, treasury and mergers and acquisitions. 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 market leader 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.

Shailesh Baidwan

Shailesh Baidwan is Regional President, Asia Pacific of the company. In this role, Mr. Baidwan is responsible for developing and executing Aimia's growth strategy across the region, while ensuring flawless execution for existing Aimia clients and partners. He 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, including in Australia, South East Asia, Japan, China and India. Before joining Aimia, Mr. Baidwan 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, first as Director, Marketing South East/South Asia and then Director, Visa Premium Products, and before that spent six years 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 is President, EMEA Region of Aimia Inc., since February 27, 2013In this role, he has full accountability for leading 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 12 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 is 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 Aimia’s key operating regions of Canada, EMEA, US and APAC 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 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 Graham is Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategic Initiatives of Aimia Inc. 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.

Vincent Timpano

Mr. Vincent R. Timpano is President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada and Executive Vice President of Aimia Inc. In this role, Mr. Timpano has full accountability for leading and growing the Canadian business, which includes the full suite of loyalty management products and services of coalition, including Aeroplan, proprietary, enhancement services and loyalty analytics. 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 leading premium rewards program. Before Aeroplan, 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 of the United Way Toronto, 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.

Michael Zea

Mr. Michael Zea is Executive Vice President - Global Travel of Aimia Inc. responsible for defining strategies and initiatives to accelerate growth in Aimia’s largest global loyalty segment. Prior to his current role, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer for the U.S. Region for Aimia. One of four Regional CEOs, Michael had full commercial and operating responsibility for Aimia in the U.S., and led a turnaround of that business with a critical focus on growth initiatives for the market supported by capability building, and cost restructuring and repositioning. Michael brings more than 20 years of business development and turnaround experience to Aimia, 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, Michael 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. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in sales, pricing and distribution at major airlines including United and American. Michael holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Aviation Technology from Purdue University. Michael is a Trustee on the Board of The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut, and Alexandra's Playground, a non-profit focused on safe and healthy play for children.

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.

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. Mr. Monteiro leads Aimia's Global Strategy group, working with the 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 the global analytics center of excellence, our digital capability, and he sits on the board of Fractal Analytics, Aimia's global analytics strategic partner. Mr. 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. Mr. Monteiro 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 human resources, talent and culture strategy and delivery globally to support and accelerate achievement of the goals. She is also accountable for global communications, to drive internal alignment and foster and build Aimia’s corporate reputation in the market. 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 leading Human Resources for the Enterprise Group and subsequently taking the post of Vice President, Human Resources - Business Markets where she successfully 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, 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 FLMI and CHRP designations, and currently serves on the Board of the Hincks Dellcrest Centre and as a member of its Finance, Resource & Audit Committee.

Mark Hounsell

Mr. Mark Hounsell is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of Aimia Inc. He 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, ethics, government relations and privacy portfolios. In 2006, Mr. Hounsell was hired as Vice President & General Counsel of Aeroplan. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Hounsell held various senior positions within the BCE group of companies, including his last position 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 is 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 is 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 the Chair of Dream Office REIT, and a director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. and Dream Unlimited Corp. 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 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 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.

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 certification 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 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 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 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, from 1991 to 2007. 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, Mr. Rossy is on the Board of Directors of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation and Selwyn House School, a private boy’s school in Westmount, Quebec. Mr. Rossy graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in Economics.

Karen Keyes

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