Western University’s Board of Governors has appointed Hanny Hassan Chair of the Board for 2016 effective January 1. Joining Western’s Board of Governors in 2009, Hassan has served as Vice-Chair of the Board since 2014.
Hassan manages Alef Consulting Inc., an independent consulting engineering practice in London, Ontario, following a long and successful career at Dillon Consulting. He also has a distinguished record of community service and is a frequent speaker and lecturer to schools, universities, church groups, service organizations and the business community. His publicly-oriented energies and commitments have been focused on interfaith and multicultural issues and in 2011 was named to the Order of Canada for his work.
Hassan’s other affiliations include serving as co-Chair of the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee, and most recently serving as Chair of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee of Ontario.
Hassan has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Western and a Master of Engineering from Dalhousie University.
The Board of Governors also appointed Paul Jenkins as Vice-Chair for 2016. Jenkins was elected to the Board as an Alumni member in 2010. From 2003 to 2010, Jenkins served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada and a member of its board of directors. In this position he was also the Bank’s chief operating officer. Jenkins received his B.A. in economics from Western and M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England.
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