Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada
Alex Benay, currently the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, has been elevated to a deputy minister-level position, effective . Prior to this appointment, Alex was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation since .
From 2011 to 2014, he was Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development at OpenText. He has played a leadership role in Canada’s digital industry, as well as in promoting the global shift to digital in organizations such as the G20, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Olympics. Before joining OpenText, Alex managed various teams and programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Library and Archives Canada.
Alex has a B.A. in History from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in History.
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