C.L.I.C. Challenge Jury
Dialogue & Mutual enrichment
The members of the C.L.I.C. Challenge jury have decided to personally commit themselves to support the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem by helping selected start-ups, able to provide concrete solutions to the industrial sectors' major issues.
Galen WestonExecutive chairman (LOBLAW)
Heather ChalmersPresident & CEO Canada (GENERAL ELECTRIC CANADA)
Chuck MagroPresident & CEO (NUTRIEN)
Susan UthayakumarCEO (SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CANADA)
Fumiaki MiyamotoPresident & CEO (MITSUI)
Bertrand MasselotPresident & CEO (AIR LIQUIDE CANADA)
John PellerPresident & CEO (ANDREW PELLER)
Christine HealyPresident & CEO, Total E&P Canada (TOTAL E&P CANADA)
Nathalie ViensSVP Eastern Canada - Operations (VEOLIA)
Robert CoallierCEO (AGROPUR)
Heather heads GE businesses that partner to reposition the Canadian economy for the future with a focus on digital, AI and Additive Manufacturing.
Throughout her extensive 23-year career with GE, Heather has consistently developed and led high performing teams that are industry leaders in bringing innovative technology and digital solutions to solve complex challenges in both Canadian and global markets, which is at the core of C.L.I.C. Challenge's mission.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
Incorporated in 1956, Mitsui Canada has a long history in Canada and manages a diverse portfolio of businesses in various sectors including energy, mineral and metals resources, food, steel, chemicals, automotive, machinery and IT.
Our mission is to “Strive to contribute to the creation of a future where the aspirations of the people can be fulfilled.” We are excited to participate in C.L.I.C. as it discovers and mentors start-ups with promising solutions and technology that supports Canadian innovation.
Being on the jury of the C.L.I.C. Challenge first edition is particularly significant because its mission is very closely linked to Air Liquide’s DNA: exploring new territories through innovation and investment. Within Air Liquide innovation approach, we continuously seek to strengthen our partnerships with more than 100 start-ups worldwide to accelerate innovation and digital transformation for the benefit of our customer experience.
As a pioneer in the Canadian wine industry with more than 58 years of history, we believe that continued investment in innovation is the key to building successful brands over the long-term.
Veolia has initiated a number of programs, especially in Europe, to foster cooperation with innovative start-ups in the fields of the circular economy, climate protection, and resource efficiency, and also in order to reduce the time required to enter the market with new concepts for a better world. We would like to extend this model to America and the C.L.I.C. Challenge gives us the opportunity to do so.
Agropur is the largest dairy cooperative in Canada, one of the top 20 dairy processors in the world.
Innovation is at the heart of Agropur’s development strategy. We listen to consumers in order to anticipate their needs and even create them.
Agropur is a North American leader in open innovation. Our Inno Accel program is the first dairy business accelerator in North America. Our Inno Capital platform is a co-investment fund that supports dairy innovation.
With CLIC Challenge, we are matching our creativity and expertise with that of promising start-ups in order to offer an exceptional dairy experience that delivers on our “Better Dairy. Better World” promise.