Our Team

Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB)

DOT’s YouthLAB is a group of young leaders from across Africa and the Middle East who play a key role in capturing new insight on youth realities. They help inform and guide DOT’s current and future programs.

Board of Directors

Justine Hendricks

Justine Hendricks is Vice President of Working Capital Solutions (Guarantee and Bonding Programs) at Export Development Canada (EDC). Before joining EDC, Justine held a Senior Branch Manager position at RBC Financial group for more than ten years.

Justine is a graduate of the University of Ottawa's MBA program and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Carleton University. She has a Certified Financial Planner designation and is a recipient of the Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management, recognizing her leadership, initiative and contributions to the business world and the community. Justine has been Chair of the Forum for Young Canadians since 2013.

Jean Schnob
Director and Treasurer

Jean Schnob is the Regional Vice President for Eastern Ontario and an Assurance Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP. He has twenty-five years experience in assurance, tax and business advisory services and corporate transactions. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International and many of its sub-committees. He is member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is also President of the Jean P. Dallaire Foundation and a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa and Universite du Québec.

Nungari Mwangi

Nungari holds a Phd in International Development from the University of Cambridge and has eight years of experience working in development strategy consulting, academic research and humanitarian program management. Previously, Nungari worked at the International Labour Organization, Dalberg Global Development Advisors and Christian Aid, where she served as a Consultant and Technical Advisor. Nungari is passionate about agricultural value chains, global production networks and fostering development partnerships. Nungari also has experience working across East Africa.


Michel Houle

Michel is the Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Office of the National Capital Commission. Michel is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and has over twenty-five years of experience in finance, information technology, human resources and procurement. Previously, Michel worked at the Canadian Museum of Nature, where he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, and at the Canadian Commercial Corporation, where he held the position of Vice President, Risk and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Michel also worked in the private sector. 

Peter King'ori Mwangi

Peter King'ori Mwangi is a Kenyan electrical engineer, accountant, and business executive. He is the current Group Chief Executive of UAP Old Mutual Group, which operates in six African countries. 

Previously, Peter served as the CEO of Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited, and investment manager at ICDC Investments Co. and Centum, where he was also managing director. Peter began his career as a Technical Officer in the Kenya Air Force, where he was involved in the maintenance of avionic communication systems and the development of an information and communication technologies (ICTs) strategy at the Air Force.

Dima Jamali
Former Director, Advisor

Dr. Dima Jamali is a Professor in the Olayan School of Business at American University of Beirut. She currently holds the Kamal Shair Chair in Responsible Leadership and serves as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. She has a PhD in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Kent. Her research and teaching revolve around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship. Dima is the author/editor of four books (CSR in the Middle East – Palgrave, 2012; Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East – Palgrave 2015; Development Oriented CSR – Greenleaf 2015; and Comparative Perspectives on Global Corporate Social Responsibility – IGI 2016), and over 65 international publications focused on CSR in developing countries and in the Middle East region.

Dima is the winner of the 2016 National Council for Scientific Research Excellence Award, the 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, the Shield of Excellence for the Arab Region, and was designated as Personality of the Year for CSR by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in 2015. In 2013, she was selected for the Eisenhower Fellows Program, joining a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborating for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world.

She has worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations on Social Policy and CSR as well as various projects funded by the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and major private and public firms in Lebanon and the region.

David Johnston
Founding Chair

David Johnston served as Governor General of Canada from 2010 to 2017. Prior to becoming Governor General, David Johnston served as the President of the University of Waterloo, one of Canada's most innovative universities and a leading global institution in e-learning and information technology. A graduate of Harvard, Cambridge and Queen's Universities, his academic specializations are securities regulation, corporate law and information technology law. He has served on many provincial and federal task forces and the boards of Canada Trust, Alcatel, Seagram, EMCO, CGI and Lifestyle Furnishings. He has chaired the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Neuroscience Network Centre of Excellence, the Federal Government's Information Highway Advisory Council and its Blue Ribbon Panel on Smart Communities, the National Broadband TaskForce and the national e-Business Roundtable. David Johnston is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Maria Nehme

Maria Nehme is the Strategy & Operations Manager at OLX in Lebanon. She previously worked in Management Consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company on several engagements for public and private entities across the Middle East. Maria comes from a background in Economics and holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris.

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