Board of Advisors

Jim Saunders, MBA,PEng
Jim Saunders has worked as a Pricing Professional for the past 20 years as both a practitioner and consultant. The field of pricing is a specialized Management discipline that blends Marketing, Economics, Finance, and Business Analytics. Jim’s work has evolved to focus on developing Yield Management tools and processes to ensure that business is transacted at the right price every time.
Jim has distinguished himself as one of the world’s experts with his work for clients in North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked for 7 of the Dow Jones 30 companies including Boeing, United Technologies, General Electric, J&J, McDonald’s, Pfizer, and ExxonMobil as well as other leading brands such as John Deere, Lego, and Nestle.
Jim is a Professional Engineer having worked as an Aerodynamic Design Engineer in the Aerospace Industry and has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Recently Jim joined Fuseforward Solutions as an executive. Fuseforward offers an integrated Cloud Computing environment enabling enabling applications, security and advanced analytics such as Yield Management.
Jim provides a view of global business trends, especially the development of new business models across many industry sectors.
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Leigh Harris Fowell, CMC
Leigh Harris Fowell is an award-winning Certified Management Consultant who is both a connector and a maven. Her reputation as a conscientious and dedicated professional is built upon her ability to consistently deliver unprecedented integrated and innovative solutions with her clients — and achieve exemplary results. With over seventeen years of professional management consulting experience gained as an executive in global services firms and the Government of Canada, Leigh developed her own systems thinking approach as she brought together people, policies and processes through various high profile enterprise-wide transformations. Her unique perspective and passion for her profession paved the way for Leigh to found Halo MC, a collaborative company committed to a model of professional management consulting.
For AMGI – Leigh brings deep expertise in providing service for the public sector and federal government
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Dave Howells, BSME
Dave Howells was Vice President Design Services at Computer Sciences Cooperation (CSC Consulting) based in Cincinnati Ohio.
He is a globally recognized expert in the fields of new product development, product lifecycle management and implementation of enabling technologies. Dave built his career on leading edge developments in the application of CAD/CAM/CAE systems to the engineering design process.
He began his management consulting career with Ernst & Whinney in St Louis in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and undertook graduate work in advanced engineering mechanics at Iowa State University.
Dave brings deep expertise in the aerospace and defense sector in the USA, Canada and the UK.
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Professor Stephen Benton, PhD,CPsych
Professor Stephen Benton founded the department of business psychology at the University of Westminster, London, UK.
He graduated in psychology from Brunel University and joined the Acoustics Research Group at Chelsea College, University of London, on a SERC scholarship to conduct PhD research into Low Frequency Noise effects with Prof. Geoff Leventhall. He then went to University College London as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He has spent several years researching and lecturing in cognitive psychology and various aspects of human factors, as applied to the improvement of individuals’ quality of life and performance. In recent years he has combined these elements to develop an interest in the application of psychological analyses to behavioural issues within organizations, both domestic and international. This work provided the platform for his creation, in 1997, of the first Business Psychology Postgraduate programme. As a visiting Professor to the Institute of Applied Psychology, University of Indonesia (1994-5) he conducted, with Indonesian colleagues, research into Indonesian negotiation and decision-making practices, which led to a three year British Council funded study and development programme between the universities. Stephen was awarded the title of Professor of Business Psychology, in 2009, the first in the UK. He is also the founding director of the Business Psychology Centre, (2001-), which has a successful track record of Knowledge Transfer contracts and consultancy.
Stephen brings leading edge expertise in the development and enhancement of personal and team competencies applied to the workplace.

Professor Roger Hansel, PhD
Professor Roger Hansel has taught for over 40 years at theUniversity of Toronto. His focus is on Environmental and Ecosystem health, a topic he has lectured on, around the world.
Roger has a deep commitment to the solutions of global problems and Environmental Peace. With particular speciality in effecting change in complex adaptive systems, environmental planning for poverty relief, and creating innovative power from natural processes.
Professor Roger Hansel holds Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Degrees in the area of Biological Control and Environmental Studies. And he is the Executive Director of the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace.
Professor Roger Hansel brings extensive knowledge of post graduate educational practices, world wide.
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Michael J. Cavanagh
Michael Cavanagh of Michael J. Cavanagh & Associates Inc. with over 30 years of hands-on experience in senior retainer executive search is one of Canada’s most experienced and better regarded Executive Search professionals. Michael is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He has been a member in good standing of the Canadian Institute of Management Consultants since 1978
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Stuart Adair, MA,CA(UK)
Stuart is CFO of Accord financial services company. He is chartered accountant with over 25 years finance and accounting experience, and has been Accord’s CFO since 2002.
Stuart commenced his career with a predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom, transferring to its Toronto office in 1988. Stuart holds a B.A. from Sheffield University, U.K., and an M.A. in Economics from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.
Stuart provides advice in finance, accounting and investment management .
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Mark Franklin, MEd,PEng,CMF
Mark leads CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise, dedicated to enriching careers and lives. Mark and his team of Career Professionals have helped over 2500 clients from 80+ countries become empowered in their career and life choices. CareerCycles works with individuals, organizations and helping professionals to share its vision of enriching the career well-being of humanity.
Mark has over 10,000 hours of career counseling experience at CareerCycles, York University and University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master Education degree counseling psychology both from the University of Toronto.
Mark brings deep expertise in developing and inspiring a company’s most important asset – its people.
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Juergen Boenisch, PhD
Mr. Boenisch is founder and President at JBeeline Consulting Inc. JBeeline assists manufacturing companies and service organizations in achieving sustainable Business Improvement, Cost Reduction and Innovation. Their focus is in: Supply Chain Management; Organizational Development; and Business Process Improvement.
Their approach is: working WITH your people; specific improvement tools; and clear coaching/teaching methods.
Jurgen holds a Master’s Degree, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bremen, Germany and a PhD in Physics from the University of London (King’s College), UK.
Jurgen also holds designations and has leadership positions with the Certified Management Consultants (CMC), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME), and the School of Supply Chain Management (BRASI).
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George Russel, MBA,PEng
Mr. Russel is a Partner at BywaterPartners Inc. He provides services directly to CEO’s, Executive Teams and Steering Groups leading various types of performance improvement related transformation initiatives.
He has led and managed Strategic Planning and change programs for multinational corporations and many medium sized businesses. He has developed leading approaches and unique methodologies in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, Measurement Systems, Process Management, ERP and Organizational Design. He has also assisted many CEO’s and Executive Teams in their work to develop stakeholder-driven Strategic Plans and to resolve key issues of governance at the Board of Director and senior management levels. He has helped over 70 large and medium sized businesses with initiatives that delivered high-return results for shareholders.
George holds a Bachelor Degree in Nuclear and Thermal Engineering (B.ASc.), University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), University of Western Ontario. He is licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), in Ontario, Canada. George was the partner in charge of the KPMG Operations Management practice.
George and Bywater have collaborated with AMGI on many assignments, worldwide.
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Raid Abu Hudra, BSc
Raid has deep global executive expertise with over 25 years in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, Europe and Canada.
He has extensive expertise in business development in the Middle East and Africa. He has held several CEO positions in the Emirates and UAE. Prior to entering the private sector business, Raid was an Economic and Commercial Advisor to the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
Raid brings extensive expertise in global business development in a wide variety of industry sectors.
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