Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 18, 2010 13:34 ET

Appointment to Telefilm Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Ram Krishna Raju as a member of Telefilm Canada.

"I am delighted that Mr. Raju has accepted this appointment," said Minister Moore. "Telefilm Canada will undoubtedly benefit from his strong leadership, dynamism, extensive knowledge, and experience in the digital and information technology industry."

As founder of e-academy Inc., Mr. Raju has built and led, since 1997, one of the world's leading providers of hosted electronic software delivery solutions and software licence compliance for the education market. This company is recognized by leading software companies such as Microsoft, Adobe Systems, and several other major software developers.

Prior to that, Mr. Raju worked at Dalhousie University as a Professor of Information Systems and as a Manager of the Computing and Information Systems Department, where he established a university computer store that has remained profitable since 1984. His work in this field was recognized in 1995, when he was elected Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Campus Computer Stores to represent more than $125 million in purchasing power in negotiations with hardware and software companies.

Mr. Raju holds three degrees from Dalhousie University: a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Business Administration.

As a cultural investor in cinema, Telefilm Canada is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect Canada's linguistic duality and cultural diversity. Telefilm Canada also works to ensure the broadest possible dissemination of Canadian productions at home and abroad. It seeks to be a leading promoter of a Canadian audiovisual industry of international calibre. For more information, visit www.telefilm.ca.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    matthew.deacon@pch.gc.ca