MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Elyse Allan, President and CEO,
GE Canada, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada by His
Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of
In her citation, Elyse Allan is recognized for her achievements as an
innovative business leader and for her community engagement.
"I am honoured to receive this recognition," notes Allan. "I appreciate
the opportunity to bring the voice of business to policy debates and
important initiatives that shape Canada's future prosperity while also
supporting organizations that focus on strengthening our innovation
framework and building our science and technology expertise."
The Order of Canada is one of the country's highest civilian honours,
established in 1967 to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement,
dedication to community and service to the nation.
Ms. Allan is a passionate champion for Canada's competitiveness,
advancing the country's science and technology base and competitive
fiscal policy. She serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of
organizations including the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the
C.D. Howe Institute, MaRS Discovery District, the Conference Board of
Canada and the ROM Board of Governors. She is past Chair of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Director, the Royal Ontario Museum, and
the Public Policy Forum. Ms. Allan has served on a number of federal
and provincial government advisory boards. She has been recognized as a
YWCA 2012 Woman of Distinction (Business), and as a Top 100 Business
Women of Influence by the Women's Executive Network (2011, 2013).
Ms. Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Environmental Studies
from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and an MBA from the Amos Tuck
School at Dartmouth, where she also serves on the Board of Overseers.
She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Ryerson University, Saint
Mary's University and Royal Roads University.
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best
technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in
energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building,
powering, moving and helping to cure the world. Not just imagining.
Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com/ca.
About the Order of Canada
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of
Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and
recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and
service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of
Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all
enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. For
more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone,
visit our website at www.gg.ca/honours.
SOURCE: General Electric Canada Inc.
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