Rupert Duchesne recently retired from Aimia Inc (TSX:AIM) where he was the founding Chief Executive and a Director, and grew the company over fifteen years to be the global leader in loyalty marketing and data-analytics with businesses and clients in more than twenty countries.
Mr. Duchesne previously held a number of senior officer positions at Air Canada from 1996, and prior to that was involved in strategy and investment consulting. He is also a member of the Board of Dorel Industries and Mattamy Homes Inc. He was previously a Director of Alliance Atlantis Communications International Inc. He is currently on the Boards of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Luminato festival, the International Festival of Authors, and the Board of the Brain Canada Foundation, where he is the past Chair. He co-chairs MindsMatter, CivicAction’s Mental Health in the Workplace initiative.
Mr. Duchesne is a Member of the Order of Canada. He holds an MBA degree from Manchester Business School and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Pharmacology from Leeds University in the UK.