C.L.I.C. Challenge Jury

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.

The jury

  • Galen Weston
    Galen Weston
    Executive chairman (LOBLAW)
  • Heather Chalmers
    Heather Chalmers
    President & CEO Canada (GENERAL ELECTRIC CANADA)
  • Chuck Magro
    Chuck Magro
    President & CEO (NUTRIEN)
  • Susan Uthayakumar
    Susan Uthayakumar
    CEO (SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CANADA)
  • Fumiaki Miyamoto
    Fumiaki Miyamoto
    President & CEO (MITSUI)
  • Bertrand Masselot
    Bertrand Masselot
    President & CEO (AIR LIQUIDE CANADA)
  • John Peller
    John Peller
    President & CEO (ANDREW PELLER)
  • Christine Healy
    Christine Healy
    President & CEO, Total E&P Canada (TOTAL E&P CANADA)
  • Nathalie Viens
    Nathalie Viens
    SVP Eastern Canada - Operations (VEOLIA)
  • Robert Coallier
    Robert Coallier
    CEO (AGROPUR)
Galen Weston

Galen Weston

(LOBLAW)
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader. With more than 2,400 locations, Loblaw, our franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 200,000 people, placing us among the country’s largest private sector employers. Together, we’re pursuing a common purpose – Live Life Well® – that puts Canadians’ needs and well-being first every time they make one of over a billion transactions in our stores each year. Inspired by that ambition, we use intelligent design principles, cutting edge technology and a growth mindset to build, operate, and evolve experiences uniquely attuned to today's changing consumer. In doing so, we have created a culture that breeds and attracts thinkers and makers, but also opened our doors to start-ups, recognizing that communities of problem solvers are better than individuals. By participating in the C.L.I.C. Challenge, we are reaffirming our aspiration to be among the best Canadian partners for start-ups who are looking to make an extraordinary impact.
Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers

(GENERAL ELECTRIC CANADA)
The world’s foremost Digital Industrial company, GE Canada has produced industrial solutions for over 125 years and employs over 6500 Canadians across the Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy Sectors.
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.
Chuck Magro

Chuck Magro

(NUTRIEN)
As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. Farmers across the globe are challenged to produce more nutritious food, and to do so in a way that sustains the world’s finite resources. At Nutrien, we believe innovation and technology is the way forward to break new ground, and as such, we are excited to participate in the C.L.I.C. Challenge.
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Susan Uthayakumar

Susan Uthayakumar

(SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CANADA)
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
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.
Fumiaki Miyamoto

Fumiaki Miyamoto

(MITSUI)
Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd. is the wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's most diversified trading, investment and services enterprises.
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.
Bertrand Masselot

Bertrand Masselot

(AIR LIQUIDE CANADA)
A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients.
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.
John Peller

John Peller

(ANDREW PELLER)
As one of Canada’s leading producers and marketers of quality wine & craft spirits, Andrew Peller Limited is focused on “Pouring Extraordinary into Every Day Life” for its consumers and 1,400+ staff.
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.
Christine Healy

Christine Healy

(TOTAL E&P CANADA)
Total is a global energy company with operations in more than 130 countries. We are driving to meet our ambition to become the world’s responsible energy major, and we are committed to supplying the world with reliable, affordable, clean energy. At Total, our pioneering spirit means we are always looking for new ideas to help solve the world’s energy challenges. The C.L.I.C. challenge is an exciting opportunity to work with innovators and find those new ideas together.
Nathalie Viens

Nathalie Viens

(VEOLIA)
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste, and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. We are happy to contribute to the development of the Clic Challenge. www.veolia.ca
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.
Robert Coallier

Robert Coallier

(AGROPUR)
Robert Coallier has been Agropur’s CEO since February 2012
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.
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