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Aimia Inc (AIM.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William McEwan

61 2019 Chairman of the Board

David Johnston

50 2017 Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Steven Leonard

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Mark Grafton

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Shailesh Baidwan

2014 President - Global Loyalty Solutions

Vincent Timpano

2015 President - Americas Coalitions

Marc Allsop

2013 Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development

Sandy Walker

2016 Chief Talent Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary

W. Brian Edwards

69 2017 Independent Director

Thomas Gardner

60 2016 Independent Director

Emma Griffin

45 2016 Independent Director

Dieter Jentsch

2019 Independent Director

Robert Kreidler

54 2017 Independent Director

Frederick Mifflin

57 2019 Independent Director

Philip Mittleman

47 2017 Independent Director

Karen Keyes

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William McEwan

Mr. William G. McEwan is Chairman of the Board of the company. He is a member of the Board of Directors of international food retailer Ahold Delhaize and serves as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Sustainability & Innovation Committee. Mr. McEwan is also a member of the Board of Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. Between 2000 and until he made the personal decision to step down in June 2012, Mr. McEwan held the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery retailer and food distributor. Mr. McEwan also served on the Board of Directors of Sobeys’ parent company, Empire Company Limited. At Sobeys, Mr. McEwan was responsible for the leadership and oversight of all aspects of growing the company from a $9 billion to a $17 billion organization by leading the development and execution of the company’s long-term strategic plan and executing Sobeys’ food-focused growth initiatives. Between 1989 and 2000, Mr. McEwan held a variety of progressively senior marketing and merchandising roles in the consumer packaged goods industry with Coca-Cola Limited and Coca-Cola Bottling as well as in grocery retail with the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) in both Canada and the U.S. Mr. McEwan served as President of A&P’s Canadian operations before his appointment as President and CEO of the company’s U.S. Atlantic Region. Mr. McEwan began his career at Ferraro’s Ltd.’s, Super Valu Stores at age 15, spending 13 years with the company in both B.C. and Alberta in a variety of store, operations, merchandising, procurement and general management roles. Mr. McEwan has played an active leadership role in a number of industry and charitable organizations. He served on the Board of Directors of the global Consumer Goods Forum, the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, the Coca-Cola Research Council, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Foundation, the McEwan Family Foundation and Kids Help Phone.

David Johnston

Mr. David Johnston is Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Aimia Inc. He is Group Chief Executive, responsible for driving Aimia’s global business strategy, performance, and growth across its Coalitions and ILS divisions. Before assuming the role, Mr. Johnston held a series of progressively more senior appointments within the company, most recently as Group Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for the performance of the company’s three divisions and developing the global operating model. Mr. Johnston joined Aimia in January 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, which included overseeing Nectar, the U.K.’s largest coalition program. Mr. Johnston joined Aimia from PepsiCo where he spent 13 years in marketing and general management. He has had extensive global experience in PepsiCo in Europe, Latin America and in PepsiCo’s global headquarters in Purchase, N.Y. He holds an Honours Degree in Business from Nottingham Trent University in the U.K

Steven Leonard

Mr. Steven Leonard has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company, Effective May 2019. and also he will remain as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of the company, Effective May 2019. Steve Leonard is Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for the financial reporting and taxation. He has been with Aimia since June of 2010 holding executive finance roles reporting to the CFO. Prior to joining Aimia, Steve worked at Air Canada, Vivendi and Seagram in senior finance roles. Steve has experience in all areas of finance, with particular specialization in transformations, strategic planning and M&A. He has worked within large organizations, in corporate and operating positions, and has international experience working in New York and Paris. Steve represents Aimia on the Board of Premier Loyalty & Marketing, He is a graduate of Concordia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Mark Grafton

Mr. Mark Grafton serves as Chief Financial Officer of Aimia Inc. with effect from September 2017 after 10 years of progressively senior finance roles at Aimia. He has supported many of Aimia's key strategic and commercial partnerships and initiatives globally and was previously CFO, EMEA. Mark is a qualified accountant and began his career at EY. He will take on the leadership of the finance team in the streamlined organization.

Shailesh Baidwan

Mr. Shailesh Singh Baidwan serves as President - Global Loyalty Solutions of the Company. He is responsible for developing and executing Aimia’s growth strategy across the Global Loyalty Solutions Division. This Division provides clients and partners comprehensive end to end loyalty solutions across the globe with operations in Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. GLS helps clients with loyalty strategy, program design, implementation and ongoing provision of platform based solutions, campaigns, and analytics. Mr. Baidwan has more than 20 years of experience across marketing, sales, strategy and general management in both financial services and consumer products, with a proven ability to work across borders. Before joining Aimia, he spent 10 years with American Express, where he worked across multiple markets and was most recently Chief Executive Officer for American Express Banking Corporation, India. He previously spent six years at VISA in Singapore across various roles and before that he was at Nestle India in a range of roles. Mr. Baidwan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Delhi, and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Vincent Timpano

Mr. Vincent R. (Vince) Timpano serves as President - Americas Coalitions of Aimia Inc. He brings 17 years of financial leadership, with a strong grounding in both capital markets and operational finance in large, publicly traded, and complex businesses. Prior to joining Aimia in May 2016, Mr. Lønnum was CFO of Copenhagen-based Tryg, the second largest P&C insurance company in Scandinavia. During his time with Tryg, operating performance improved and total shareholder returns increased significantly. Between 2003 and 2011, Mr. Lønnum served as Deputy CEO and CFO of insurance company and retail bank Gjensidige Forsikring ASA and oversaw the company's demutualization and IPO. Mr. Lønnum qualified as an accountant in Norway and worked at Deloitte and KPMG in the early stages of his career. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bristol and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He sits on the Board of TGS Nopec ASA (OSLO: TGS).

Marc Allsop

Mr. Marc Stephen Allsop serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development of the Company. In this role, he leads the global business development team who plan and execute the expansion of Aimia’s full suite strategy into new territories, as well as supporting the enhancement of the Aimia value proposition in existing geographies. Alongside this, he also takes responsibility for the management of our combined businesses in the Middle East region. Mr. Allsop joined Aimia from American Express where he spent 15 years across a range of business lines, including operations, merchant acquiring and consumer card issuing, where he was most recently responsible for business development in their European business. He has extensive global experience, spending a significant amount of time working in loyalty, business development and partnership management, working with major blue chip clients across a range of key industry verticals including airline, lodging, retail and financial services. He holds an Honours Degree in Management Studies and French from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. Mr. Allsop is currently a serving member of the board of governors of the University of Brighton, where is also Chair of the Finance and Infrastructure Committee.

Sandy Walker

Ms. Sandy Walker is a Chief Talent Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary of the Company. She is also responsible for global communications, corporate reputation and oversight of global legal services and is Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Aimia Inc. Previous to this role, Ms. Walker held senior positions at BCE/Bell Canada and Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. She joined BCE/Bell Canada in 2005, ultimately taking the post of Vice President, Human Resources - Business Markets where she successfully oversaw multiple transformational business endeavours and led the reset of Bell's Leadership Development and Talent Management programs. Prior to joining Bell, Ms. Walker was Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration at Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. where, as a member of the Executive Committee, she had full responsibility for all matters related to global human resources governance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Walker held progressively senior roles in the life and health reinsurance business, leading to the role of Head, Human Resource Services, North America for Swiss Re Life & Health. Ms. Walker is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

W. Brian Edwards

Mr. W. Brian Edwards serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brian Edwards is a technology executive, corporate director and Founder of BCE Emergis Inc., serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 2002. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Transat A.T. Inc., since 2010 and chairs Transat’s human resources committee. He also serves on the Board of privately held Camso Inc. since 2004 and chairs the human resources committee. Mr. Edwards has been a director of Atrium Innovations Inc. since it was taken private in 2014. Atrium Innovations Inc. was purchased in March 2018 by Nestle’s. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Edwards was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ATW Tech. From 2010 to 2014 he was a Director of Pethealth Inc. and a member of the human resources committee & governance committee. PetHealth Inc. was sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in 2014. From 2004 to 2012 Mr. Edwards was Chairman of the Board of Montreal based Miranda Technologies Inc. As Chairman, Mr. Edwards was instrumental in taking the company public and was actively involved in bringing Miranda to a worldwide leadership position in the broadcast industry. The company was acquired by Belden Inc. in August 2012. He is active in the community & Chairman of the Adaptive Sports Foundation. He is a past Co-Chairman of the Centraide (United Way) of Greater Montreal campaign. He has co-chaired the Montreal Heart Institute’s Bal des Vins-Coeurs, is vice-chair of the Concordia University Foundation and was active in establishing KnowledgeOne Inc., Concordia’s on-line learning offering. He recently completed 12 years on Concordia University’s Board of Governors including the last six years as vice-chair. Brian Edwards holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University.

Thomas Gardner

Mr. Thomas D. Gardner is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gardner is the former Executive Vice President of Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. (now Trusted Media Brands, Inc.). He spent 15 years at the company in a variety of operating leadership roles, including President of Reader’s Digest International, and President of North American Books & Home Entertainment. He also served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Vice President of Marketing for Reader’s Digest USA. Mr. Gardner previously served as a Director of Dex Media as well as of its predecessor company, SuperMedia. He is also currently on the Advisory Board of Hope’s Door, a domestic violence agency located in New York, and previously served as a Trustee of Guideposts, Northern Westchester Hospital Center in New York, and Reader’s Digest Foundation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gardner held positions at McKinsey & Co., General Foods Corporation (now part of KraftHeinz) and Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc. Mr. Gardner received a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University`

Emma Griffin

Ms. Emma Griffin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Griffin holds more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and investment banking, with sector expertise in support services, construction and infrastructure, leisure, and technology. Most recently, she was the founder and managing director of Refined Selection, a private-equity-backed holding company created in 2014 for investing in the professional services and recruitment industries. Prior to this, in 2002, Ms. Griffin co-founded and built Oriel Securities, a U.K.-based stockbroking and mid-market investment banking firm, which was sold to Stifel Corporation in 2014. Her early career was spent at HSBC, where for several years she led the top-rated pan-European support services and technology research team. Ms. Griffin currently serves as a Director of IA Financial Group, a Director and Strategic Advisor to Golder Associates, and a director of C

Dieter Jentsch

Mr. Dieter W. Jentsch is Independent Director of the Company. He is a former Scotiabank executive with extensive strategic, operational, M&A and capital markets experience. He most recently served as Group Head, Global Banking & Markets, where he oversaw the bank's corporate and investment banking, capital markets and transaction banking businesses worldwide. During his 35-year tenure at Scotiabank, Mr. Jentsch held a variety of senior positions. Previously, Mr. Jentsch was also Group Head of International Banking where he managed operations in 43 countries across Asia , South America and the Caribbean . He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a diploma from the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD (European Institute of Business). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Robert Kreidler

Mr. Robert Kreidler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kreidler is a strategic and financial consultant and was a Special Advisor to the Aimia Board of Directors from December, 2016 to May 11, 2017. Mr. Kreidler is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, a Member of the Council of Overseers for Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the boards of directors of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. and Wok Parent, LLC. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Kreidler was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sysco Corporation, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Prior to Sysco, Mr. Kreidler was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Customer Officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States. Before C&S, Mr. Kreidler enjoyed 11 years with Yum! Brands, one of the largest restaurant companies in the world and the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC, where he held a number of international positions, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Treasurer. Earlier in his career Mr. Kreidler was a partner in the small investment banking firm led by T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Kreidler earned a B.A. from Rice University, and an M.B.A from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Frederick Mifflin

Mr. Frederick Mifflin is Independent Director of the Company. He is Vice Chair and Partner at Blair Franklin Capital Partners and an experienced public company board director, bringing extensive experience in M&A, capital allocation, corporate governance and executive leadership. During his 12 years at Blair Franklin Capital Partners, a leading Canadian independent investment bank, Mr. Mifflin has provided strategic and financial advice and valuations to boards and their independent committees, as well as public sector institutions. He also currently serves as the Lead Independent Director, chair of audit and a member of the compensation and governance committees at Altius Minerals Company (TSX: ALS), a Director at Uni-Select Inc. (TSX: UNS) and the non-executive Chair of Trinity Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Mifflin spent 17 years at Bank of Montreal , where he served as Vice Chairman, Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking. He holds a B.Comm (Hons.) from Queen's University, an MBA from The University of Chicago , and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School . He has also been an Executive in Residence at INSEAD in France and Singapore.

Philip Mittleman

Mr. Philip C. Mittleman serves as Independent Director of AIMIA INC. Mr. Mittleman serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President for Mittleman Brothers, LLC and its subsidiaries, including Mittleman Investment Management, LLC, a value-oriented SEC-registered investment adviser based in New York. Before co-founding Mittleman Brothers in 2005, he was Managing Partner of Blue Hill Ventures LLC and Voltron Ventures LP, venture capital funds whose early stage investments in companies such as rent.com (acquired by Ebay), First International Oil Corp (acquired by Sinopec), Eyewonder (acquired by Limelight), and Audium (acquired by Cisco), resulted in liquidity events of over US$1 billion.

Karen Keyes