Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 17, 2014 10:47 ET

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Alex Benay appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Alex Benay as Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation for a term of five years, effective July 2, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Mr. Benay has been Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development with Open Text, an enterprise software company, since 2011. He first joined Open Text in 2008 as Senior Director of the Canadian Public Sector, after which he became Executive Director of Industry Marketing in 2010.
  • Previously, Mr. Benay worked for five years at the Canadian International Development Agency.
  • Mr. Benay holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa.
  • The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada's scientific and technological heritage and for promoting and sharing knowledge about that heritage. The Corporation includes the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Quotes

"I would like to thank Mr. Benay for accepting to serve as Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. I am confident that his wealth of experience in corporate and public management, as well as his extensive leadership skills, will be of great benefit to the Corporation."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
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