Board of Directors

SA²GE is managed by a not-for-profit organization: The Coalition for Greener Aircraft. The coalition ensures accountability and monitors to work progress by ensuring compliance with the grant agreement and other legal agreements governing the mobilizing project.  Governance is ensured by a board of directors composed of thirteen members, which five have no voting rights as well as an executive committee composed of five board members.

Administrators are committed to upholding the highest standards of governance.

Ghislain Lafrance

Vice President, Lasers and Photonic Components, TeraXion

Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee

Houssam Alaouie

Director, Research and Development and Academic Relations, CAE

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive and of the Audit Committees

Suzanne Benoit

President - Executive Director, Aéro Montréal

Treasurer and member of the Executive and of the Audit Committees 

Karen Magharian

Senior Legal Counsel, Thales Canada

Secretary and member of the Executive Committee

Fassi Kafyeke   

Senior Director Strategic Technology and Innovation, Bombardier Aerospace 

Past President and member of the Executive Committee

Michel Dion

Director, Innovation, Bell 

Administrator end member of the Audit Committee

Patrick Champagne

Vice President, Engineering and R & D, Esterline CMC Electronics


Gilles Néron

Senior Director, Business Development & Administration, Air Canada


Denis Faubert

President - Director, Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace (CRIAQ)


Priti Wanjara

Senior Research Scientist, National Research Council Canada (NRC)


Gilles Bourgeois

Chief, Environmental Protection and Standards, Transport Canada


Stephan Fogaing

Industrial Development Advisor - Aerospace Sector, Ministry of Economy and Innovation


Sylvain Larochelle

Director, Technology Collaboration Office, Pratt & Whitney Canada


Dominique Sauvé

Director of the Coalition for the Greener Aircraft

Main Partner