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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gordon Nixon

59 2016 Chairman of the Board

George Cope

54 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Bell Canada, Director

Glen LeBlanc

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and

Charles Brown

2010 President – The Source of Bell Canada

Rizwan Jamal

2015 President - Bell Residential Services of Bell Canada

Blaik Kirby

2015 President - Bell Mobility of Bell Canada

Thomas Little

2011 President – Bell Business Markets of Bell Canada

Wade Oosterman

55 2015 Group President of BCE and Bell Canada, Chief Brand Officer

Mary Turcke

2015 President - Bell Media of Bell Canada

Martine Turcotte

55 2011 Vice Chairman, Quebec of the Company and Bell Canada

Mirko Bibic

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Corporate Development of the Company and Bell Canada

Bernard le Duc

47 Executive Vice President - Corporate Services of the Company and Bell Canada

Michel Lalande

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Cole

Executive Vice-President, Chief Information Officer of Bell Canada

Stephen Howe

Executive Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer of Bell Canada

John Watson

2014 Executive Vice-President – Customer Experience of Bell Canada

Barry Allen

67 2009 Independent Director

Ronald Brenneman

69 2003 Independent Director

Sophie Brochu

52 2010 Independent Director

Robert Brown

71 2009 Independent Director

David Denison

63 2012 Independent Director

Robert Dexter

64 2014 Independent Director

Ian Greenberg

73 2013 Independent Director

Katherine Lee

52 2015 Independent Director

Monique Leroux

62 2016 Independent Director

Calin Rovinescu

60 2016 Independent Director

Robert Simmonds

62 2011 Independent Director

Paul Weiss

68 2009 Independent Director

Thane Fotopoulos

Vice-President

Biographies

Name Description

Gordon Nixon

Mr. Gordon Melbourne Nixon has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective April 28, 2016. Mr. Nixon is a corporate director and from August 2001 to August 2014 was President and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada (a chartered bank). He first joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (an investment banking firm) in 1979, where he held a number of operating positions, serving as CEO from December 1999 to April 2001. Mr. Nixon is Chair of MaRS, a Toronto-based network of partners that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow innovative companies. He also chairs the Queen’s University Capital Campaign and is a trustee with Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2012, he chaired the Ontario Premier’s Jobs and Prosperity Council. Mr. Nixon earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and holds Honorary Doctorates of Laws from Queen’s University and Dalhousie University. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

George Cope

Mr. George Alexander Cope is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Bce Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Cope is leading the transformation of Canada’s largest communications company with a competitive strategy of unparalleled investment in advanced broadband networks, innovative communications services, new media and a better customer experience. Under Mr. Cope’s guidance, Bell has moved to the forefront of communications growth services: Wireless, TV, Internet and Media. Recognized as Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2015, Mr. Cope has earned a reputation as an innovative strategist and builder of high-performance teams. Appointed President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada in July 2008, he has served in public-company chief executive roles in the industry for almost 30 years. Mr. Cope led the launch of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, the largest-ever corporate commitment to Canadian mental health and now one of the country’s most prominent community investment campaigns, and was Chair of United Way Toronto’s record-breaking 2013 campaign. A graduate of the Ivey School of Business at Western University (HBA ’84), Mr. Cope was named Ivey Business Leader of the Year in 2013. He has been awarded honourary doctorates by his alma mater and the University of Windsor, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on Bell Let’s Talk. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Glen LeBlanc

Mr. Glen LeBlanc has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice-President of BCE Inc and Bell Canada Inc., the Subsidiary of BCE Inc. effective 30 April 2015. He has served more than 2 decades of his finance career with Bell Aliant and its predecessor companies. Joining Aliant in 1993, he held increasingly senior executive positions before being appointed Vice President, Finance and Controller in 2000 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Mr. LeBlanc has served on the board of Certified Management Accountants of Nova Scotia since 2005 and chairs the Creating Champions campaign at Cape Breton University.

Charles Brown

Mr. Charles W. Brown is President – The Source of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. He is an innovative business leader with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication and cable communications industries. In May 2009 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Bell. He is currently integrating Bell products and services into The Source retail operations with more than 750 stores across Canada, expanding Bell’s competitive position. He was also Bell’s lead executive in charge of providing full telecommunication services to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Charles began his career with Bell in 1980 as a sales representative and held management positions in marketing and business development with BCE Mobile and Bell Mobility. Charles returned to Bell in 2006. When Bell expanded its SMB business unit in 2008, consolidating Bell’s small and medium commercial customers in Ontario and Québec with those in Western Canada, Charles was recognized for his strategic thinking and appointed President of this key business area. In addition to his responsibilities with Bell, Charles also sits on the Board for Axia NetMedia, and is Chairman of the Board for The Source.

Rizwan Jamal

Mr. Rizwan Jamal serves as President - Bell Residential Services of Bell Canada of BCE Inc., with effect from 9 April 2015. Formerly Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for BRS, Mr. Jamal has built a strong track record of success in customer service excellence and product innovation in his 20-year career in Canadian communications. Joining Bell in 2010 as Vice President, Client Experience, Mr. Jamal was later promoted to Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Product Development for BRS. Named CMO in 2014, Mr. Jamal has successfully leveraged Bell's broadband fibre advantage to support the strong success of Bell TV, Internet and other residential services across Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada. Mr. Jamal holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Blaik Kirby

Mr. Blaik Kirby has been appointed as President - Bell Mobility of Bell Canada of BCE Inc., with effect from 9 April 2015. Formerly Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Bell's wireless business unit, Mr. Kirby has successfully guided the Bell Mobility team to the industry lead in smartphone, data usage and revenue growth. With a strong record of success in executive roles in the North American communications sector spanning 25 years, Mr. Kirby joined Bell in 2005 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy for BCE and led Bell's 100 Day Plan as part of the company's strategic transformation in 2008. He served as Senior VP of Marketing and Sales for Mobility before his appointment as CMO in 2014 – and originally worked as a repair technician for Bell Canada in 1986. Mr. Kirby holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Western.

Thomas Little

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Little is President – Bell Business Markets of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. As President - Wholesale, Tom Little is accountable for 700 professionals involved in managing and administering Bell’s wholesale activities. With more than 25 years’ experience building and companies, Tom joined Bell in 2009. After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1984, he joined Ernst and Young. He was admitted to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1986. In 1986, Tom joined VenGrowth Capital Funds, a Canadian venture capital fund. From 1990 to 1995, Tom was Vice President of OMD, a high technology medical equipment distributor. He was responsible for administration, operations, the field service organization and critical care sales. In 1995, Tom became one of the founders and Executive Vice President of Dicomit Dicom Information Technologies, a company providing technology to healthcare system manufacturers. Responsible for all operations and general management, he strategically focused the company on the Original Equipment Manufacturer market, raised equity financings, hired and motivated the management team, drove revenue and sold key accounts globally. The company was sold to a NASDAQ listed buyer. From 2002 to 2009, Tom was President and CEO of VisualSonics Inc., a global life sciences technology company which he focused on the research market. He led equity financings, built a winning management team and implemented a direct global sales force in the U.S. and Europe. In 2005, Tom was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Life Sciences, Ontario Region. He is a frequent speaker and participant in economic panels including the Premier of Ontario's Economic Roundtable.

Wade Oosterman

Mr. Wade Oosterman is Group President of BCE and Bell Canada, Chief Brand Officer, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. As Group President of BCE and Bell Canada , Wade Oosterman oversees Bell Mobility, Bell Residential and Small Business Services, as well as Bell Media. Mr. Oosterman also serves as Bell’s Chief Brand Officer. Under Mr. Oosterman’s leadership, Bell has moved to the forefront of Canadian wireless and delivered new competition and choice in residential broadband services with Bell Fibe TV and Internet services. Bell Media has enhanced its lead as Canada’s largest multimedia company with the top conventional, specialty and pay TV services, radio, digital and out-of-home advertising properties. The refreshed Bell brand developed under Mr. Oosterman is ranked as one of the most valuable in Canada. Mr. Oosterman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is a Director of Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company, and of TIFF, the charitable cultural organization that operates the Toronto International Film Festival and TIFF Bell Lightbox. In 2015, Mr. Oosterman received a $150,000 increase and an increase to his long-term incentive grant of $250,000 to reflect his additional responsibilities and scope upon the change in his role to Group President.

Mary Turcke

Ms. Mary Ann Turcke has been appointed as President - Bell Media of Bell Canada of BCE Inc. Prior to that she was Executive Vice-President - Field Operations of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc . Ms. Turcke leads Bell’s Fields Services group, having previously served as Vice-President, Customer Experience and Operations – Small Medium Business (SMB), where her team provided support for all SMB customers through call centres, technical help desks and dedicated service consultants. Ms. Turcke graduated in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University in 1988 and began her career in the construction industry, designing and building roads and bridges for the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. She also holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from Queen’s University. After her MBA, Ms. Turcke worked with A.T. Kearney Management Consultants consulting to clients primarily in the railroad industry. She left A.T. Kearney to become Vice President of Operations & General Manager of Canada for Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX) a technology firm based in Palo Alto, California. Just prior to joining Bell Canada, she held executive operations roles in a number of small start-up companies in the outsourcing and software development areas.

Martine Turcotte

Ms. Martine Turcotte serves as Vice Chairman, Quebec of Bce Inc., and Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. She was appointed Chief Legal Officer of BCE Inc. in June 1999. She first joined BCE in August 1988 as Legal Counsel and has held numerous positions in the BCE group with Bell Canada International, BCE Media and Bell Canada. Ms. Turcotte holds a Masters of Business Administration from the London Business School, a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Common Law (LL.B.) from McGill University and is a member of the Quebec Bar Association. She is Member of the Board of Directors and the Financing Committee of Théâtre Espace Go Inc., a board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and a member of the UBC Dean’s Advisory Committee for the National Center of Business Law.

Mirko Bibic

Mr. Mirko Bibic serves as an Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Corporate Development of the Company and Bell Canadaof BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.

Bernard le Duc

Mr. Bernard J. le Duc is Executive Vice President - Corporate Services of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, a subsidiary of Bce Inc. Mr. le Duc has a held a series of senior level positions in his 11 years with Bell. As the recent Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, he took the lead in enhancing HR operations, focusing on ensuring that the talent and potential of every team member can be realized. Mr. le Duc has also led the development of Bell’s program for mental health in the workplace. Previously Bell’s Senior VP, Finance, Mr. le Duc oversaw a wide range of finance activities including planning and performance management, capital management and investor relations. He has been involved in some of the projects at Bell over the years, including the creation of Bell Aliant, the sale of Telesat, and the effort to privatize BCE. Prior to Bell, Mr. le Duc held management positions at Bombardier Transportation, Booz Allen & Hamilton Managing Consulting, and The Dow Chemical Company. He holds a Master of Engineering (Chemical engineering) from Imperial College, University of London, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, in France.

Michel Lalande

Mr. Michel Lalande serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of BCE Inc.

Michael Cole

Mr. Michael Cole is an Executive Vice-President, Chief Information Officer of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. He previously held the position of SVP, Bell Canada Operations – Mass Markets, where his team provided customer field services support (installation, repair) and network services support (cable repair and central office) for Mass Markets and Enterprise and Wholesale markets across Ontario and Quebec regions. Mr. Cole started his career with Bell Canada in 1991, after graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Princeton University. He has worked in groups within Bell Canada, including Network and Customer Operations, Business Planning and Information Systems and Consumer Wireline Products and Marketing. Mr. Cole is also active in the community. He supports the Bell Canada community development program as an executive sponsor for Markham and York Region. He also participates on the Advisory Board for the Masters in Engineering in Telecommunications program at the University of Toronto. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.

Stephen Howe

Mr. Stephen Howe serves as an Executive Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer of Bell Canada, a subsidairy of BCE Inc. As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Howe leads the Bell Network team that designs, builds and operates the company’s broadband fibre, wireless, satellite and media networks. Under Mr. Howe’s leadership, Bell expanded 4G LTE wireless coverage to more than 96% of Canadians with a mobile network rated as Canada’s fastest by multiple analysts, and brought gigabit Internet speeds to Canadian consumers with Bell Gigabit Fibe. During his career at Bell and with other telecommunications companies in Canada and internationally over more than two decades, Mr. Howe has led the development and implementation of world-class advances in wireless and wireline communications technologies. Mr. Howe received his Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from McMaster University and Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

John Watson

Mr. John Watson serves as Executive Vice-President – Customer Experience of Bell Canada, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. As Executive Vice President, Customer Experience, John Watson leads Bell’s customer operations and field services teams. Leveraging industry-leading investments in big data and analytics, Mr. Watson has enhanced all facets of Bell residential and wireless customer service quality and effectiveness. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Watson has held executive officer roles in a range of major public telecommunications companies. He is a leader in organizational development and has lectured on business strategy, customer experience, big data, marketing and leadership. Mr. Watson holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Barry Allen

Mr. Barry K. Allen is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Allen is an Operating Partner of Providence Equity Partners LLC (a private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments). Prior to joining Providence in 2007, he was Executive Vice-President of Operations at Qwest Communications International (a telecommunications company), responsible for the company’s network and information technology operations. In addition, since 2000, Mr. Allen has served as President of Allen Enterprises, LLC, a private equity investment and management company he founded. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

Ronald Brenneman

Mr. Ronald Alvin (Ron) Brenneman is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Brenneman is a corporate director and was Executive Vice-Chair of Suncor Energy Inc. (an integrated energy company) from August 2009 until February 2010 and was President and CEO of Petro-Canada (a petroleum company) from 2000 until August 2009. Before 2000, Mr. Brenneman spent more than 30 years with Imperial Oil Limited and its parent company, Exxon Mobil Corporation (both petroleum companies). He was a member of the board of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives until July 2009. Mr. Brenneman holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a M.Sc. in Control Systems from the University of Manchester.

Sophie Brochu

Ms. Sophie Brochu is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Ms. Brochu has been active in the energy industry for nearly 30 years. A graduate in Economics from Université Laval, she began her career in 1987 at SOQUIP (Société québécoise d’initiatives pétrolières). In 1997, she joined Gaz Métro (a diversified energy company), as Vice President, Business Development. After holding various positions in the company, she became President and CEO in 2007. Involved with Centraide of Greater Montréal, Ms. Brochu is the Chair of Forces Avenir, which promotes students’ involvement in their communities. She is cofounder of “ruelle de l’avenir”, a project aimed at encouraging students in the Centre-Sud and Hochelaga neighbourhoods of Montréal to remain in school. She also sits on the Board of Directors of La Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon. Ms. Brochu is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert E. (Bob) Brown is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Brown is a corporate director and Chair of Aimia Inc. (formerly Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a loyalty program management company). He was President and CEO of CAE Inc. (a provider of simulation and modelling technologies as well as integrated training services for both civil aviation and defence customers) from 2004 to September 2009. Prior to joining CAE, Mr. Brown was Chair of Air Canada (an airline) during its restructuring from May 2003 to October 2004. Mr. Brown joined Bombardier Inc. (an aerospace, transportation and recreational products company) in 1987 and was responsible for the Bombardier Aerospace sector from 1990 to 1999. He was President and CEO of Bombardier Inc. from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Brown also held various senior positions in federal ministries with economic vocations, including the position of Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Royal Military College and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School.

David Denison

Mr. David F. Denison, FCPA, FCA, is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Denison is a corporate director with extensive experience in the financial services industry. He served as President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (an investment management organization) from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited (a financial services provider). He has also held a number of senior positions in the investment banking, asset management and consulting sectors in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr. Denison serves as Vice-Chair of Sinai Health Systems (a provider of healthcare services). He is also a member of the Investment Board and International Advisory Committee of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, the China Investment Corporation International Advisory Council, the World Bank Treasury Expert Advisory Committee and the University of Toronto Investment Advisory Committee. Mr. Denison earned bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Education from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of CPA Ontario.

Robert Dexter

Mr. Robert P. (Rob) Dexter, QC, is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Dexter is Chair and CEO of Maritime Travel Inc. (an integrated travel company). He holds both a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Dalhousie University and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1995. Mr. Dexter has over 18 years of experience in the communications sector, having served as a director of Maritime Tel & Tel Limited from 1997 to 1999 prior to joining the Aliant, and later the Bell Aliant boards until October 2014. Mr. Dexter is also a counsel to the law firm Stewart McKelvey.

Ian Greenberg

Mr. Ian Greenberg is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Greenberg is a corporate director and one of four brothers who founded Astral Media Inc. (a media company), which, over its 50-year history, grew from a photographic company into one of Canada’s leaders in pay- and specialty-TV, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media. He was President and CEO of Astral Media Inc. from 1995 until July 2013, during which time the company achieved 16 consecutive years of profitable growth. Born in Montréal, he is a member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and a recipient of the prestigious Ted Rogers and Velma Rogers Graham Award for his unique contribution to the Canadian broadcasting system. With his brothers, he also received the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award for their active support of numerous industry and charitable organizations. Mr. Greenberg was a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a governor of Montréal’s Jewish General Hospital.

Katherine Lee

Ms. Katherine M. Lee serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lee is a corporate director and served as President and CEO of GE Capital Canada (a leading global provider of financial and fleet management solutions to mid-market companies operating in a broad range of economic sectors). Prior to this role, Ms. Lee served as CEO of GE Capital Real Estate in Canada from 2002 to 2010, building it to a full debt and equity operating company. Ms. Lee joined GE in 1994, where she held a number of positions, including Director, Mergers & Acquisitions for GE Capital’s Pension Fund Advisory Services based in San Francisco, and Managing Director of GE Capital Real Estate Korea based in Seoul and Tokyo. Ms. Lee earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant. She is active in the community, championing women’s networks and Asia-Pacific forums.

Monique Leroux

Ms. Monique F. Leroux, FCPA, FCA, is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Leroux is the Chair, President and CEO of Desjardins Group (the leading cooperative financial group in Canada), a position she will occupy until April 9, 2016. Ms. Leroux is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Founders’ Council of the Quebec Global 100 Network, the Board of Governors of Finance Montréal, the Canadian Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. Ms. Leroux is also the President of the International Co- operative Alliance (ICA) and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association of Co-operative Banks. She is also the founder and Chair of the International Summit of Cooperatives. Before joining Desjardins Group in 2001, Ms. Leroux held senior executive positions at Quebecor, RBC and Ernst & Young. Ms. Leroux has received a number of honours, including being named a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (France). She is also the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award (United States), the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Quebec CPA Order and the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award. She holds honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities. Ms. Leroux also lends her time and support to a host of not-for-profit organizations.

Calin Rovinescu

Mr. Calin Rovinescu is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rovinescu is President and CEO of Air Canada (an airline) since April 2009. Mr. Rovinescu was the Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Air Canada from 2000 to 2004, and during the airline’s restructuring, he also held the position of Chief Restructuring Officer. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Rovinescu was a Co-founder and Principal of Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank. From 1979 to 2000, Mr. Rovinescu was a lawyer and then a partner with the Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, and was the Managing Partner of its Montréal office from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Rovinescu is Chair of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board and a member of the IATA Board of Governors. Mr. Rovinescu was named the 14th Chancellor of the University of Ottawa in November 2015. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several private and non-profit corporations. Mr. Rovinescu holds Bachelor of Law degrees from Université de Montréal and the University of Ottawa.

Robert Simmonds

Mr. Robert C. Simmonds is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Simmonds has been Chair of Lenbrook Corporation (a national distributor of electronics components and radio products) since 2002, having been a founder and director of the company since 1977. He is a seasoned Canadian telecommunications executive who has served in public company roles from 1994 to 2006. From 1985 until 2000, he served as Chair of Clearnet Communications Inc., a Canadian wireless competitor that launched two all-new digital mobile networks. Internationally regarded as a leading wireless communications engineer and mobile spectrum authority, Mr. Simmonds has played a key role in the development of Canada’s mobile spectrum policies for more than 30 years. He is Chair of the Mobile and Personal Communications Committee of the Radio Advisory Board of Canada, a body that provides unbiased and technically expert advice to the federal Department of Industry, and is a past Chair of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). A laureate and member of Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame and recipient of the Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship from Professional Engineers Ontario, Mr. Simmonds earned his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Electrical) at the University of Toronto. In October 2013, Mr. Simmonds became a Fellow of the Wireless World Research Forum (an organization dedicated to long-term research in the wireless industry) in recognition of his contribution to the industry.

Paul Weiss

Mr. Paul Raymond Weiss is an Independent Director of BCE Inc. Mr. Weiss has been a corporate director since 2008. He was a director and audit committee member of The Empire Life Insurance Company until May 2014 and a director and audit committee member of ING Bank of Canada until November 2012. He is a director and past Chair of Soulpepper Theatre Company and past Chair of Toronto Rehab Foundation. For over 40 years, until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Weiss was with KPMG LLP (an accounting firm). He served as Managing Partner of the Canadian Audit Practice, a member of KPMG Canada’s management committee and a member of the International Global Audit Steering Group. Mr. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of CPA Ontario.

Thane Fotopoulos