Judith Athaide is a certified corporate director (ICD.D), professional engineer (P.Eng.) and the President and CEO of The Cogent Group Inc.. She is currently a Director of Computer Modelling Group, HSBC Bank Canada, Kiwetinohk Energy, NB Power, Sustainable Development Technology Canada and TriSummit Utilities.
With more than three decades of experience in the energy and utilities sectors, she has honed her understanding of strategy and risk, technology as an enabler for transformation, and ESG.
Ms. Athaide is a passionate life-long learner. She holds a B. Comm (Honours) from the University of Alberta, a MBA and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Certificate in Nuclear Governance from Emory University, a Certificate in
Innovation Governance from the DeGroote School of Business, and a Certificate in the Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence from MIT. She is an instructor in, and examiner for, the ICD Director Education Program. She has been recognized for her
contributions to governance by being named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Directors Category and one of Directors & Boards 2022 Directors to Watch.