Board of Directors

The CRIEC Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience to the work of the organization, combining Human Resources, Finance, Risk Management, IT, Legal and Senior Executive expertise, in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. The Board’s role is to provide stewardship, guidance and direction as CRIEC seeks to fulfill its Mission of connecting Talent with Champions in strategies that will lead to successful employment outcomes. The Board meets regularly to review financial matters and strategic outcomes, assess risk and discuss the impact of CRIEC’s work on the larger questions of promoting effective integration, meeting workforce needs and encouraging workplace diversity and inclusion.

This fiscal year, our Board increased to nine Directors. We said “good-bye” to longstanding Directors Jaime Enachescu and Leonardo Soto and “welcome” to a trio of new Directors: Zulfira Pulotova, Agnes Bielecki and Charles Osuji.

Jaime was a founding Director of CRIEC, providing exceptional leadership and mentoring as guide, Chair and Past Chair. Leo first joined us as a Mentor and then as a Director, providing both lived experience as a professional newcomer and IT expertise. Jaime and Leo remain connected to CRIEC in advisory capacities.

We welcome Zulfira, Agnes and Charles to the Board – each brings unique skills, passion and experience to CRIEC, having recently and successfully navigated the waters of being newcomer professionals to Calgary.

The CRIEC Board continues its dedication to making a positive difference in our community. CRIEC, and indeed the whole Calgary region, has been blessed by its collective commitment, sage wisdom and resourcefulness.

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Ada Adeleke-Kelani

Director & Chair
Procurement Manager Unconventionals, Shell

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Chris Thomas

Director & Vice-Chair
President and Lead Consultant, The Classic Business Consulting Group

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Virginia Baescu

Director & Treasurer
Director of Finance and Accounting, United Way of Calgary and Area

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Agnes Bielecki

Director & Co-Secretary
Legal Counsel, PetroChina International (Canada) Trading Ltd.

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Charles Osuji

Director & Co-Secretary
Partner, Osuji Smith Law

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Darren Mondor

Director
IT Project Management Office Lead, Strategic Business Technology Services, The City of Calgary

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Dianne Fehr

Director
Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Immigrant Access Fund

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Anita ReMartinez

Director
Human Resources Manager for Workplace Policies, Guidelines and Diversity, Esso/Imperial Oil

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Zulfira Pulotova

Director
Consultant, KRD Consulting Group