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H. H. Haight
C. Sirois
J. Grant
Amy Ssuto

 
   

Mr. Charles Sirois
Senior Partner

Charles Sirois is the Chairman, CEO, founder and principal shareholder of Telesystem Ltd., a company that includes both a network of operating companies in wireless and broadband communication infrastructures and synergistic enterprises, principally in the development of mobile Internet services and Web business solutions, through its specialized venture capital funds or direct investments.

Mr. Sirois launched his business career in 1978 when he took over his family-owned paging company. Within a few years, he had established himself as the leader of the Canadian paging industry through National Pagette and National Mobile Radio Communications Inc. In 1987, these two companies merged with Bell Cellular to form BCE Mobile Communications Inc., which Mr. Sirois led from 1988 to 1990 as Chairman and CEO. For eight years, he was Chairman and CEO of Teleglobe Inc., a leading provider of broadband services operating globally.

He is currently Chairman of Telesystem International Wireless Inc., a Canadian public company specializing in the operation of wireless networks world-wide, as well as a director of Microcell Telecommunications Inc., which operates a PCS network across Canada. He is a director of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a member of the G8 dot force and the National Broadband Task Force. He is also a founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Enablis Entrepreneurial Network, a non-profit organization sponsored by the G8 Dot Force. Enablis is a commercial, non-profit organization created to address the "Digital Divide". The gap between those with access to and knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and those without it. He is also a founding member of the Washington-based Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC).

Mr. Sirois holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec), a master's in finance from Université Laval (Québec City), as well as honorary doctorates from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), University of Ottawa, Concordia University and Laval University. Mr. Sirois received the Order of Canada in 1994 and was made a knight of the Ordre national du Québec in April 1998.

Located in Montreal