CIC Toronto Branch Leadership Biographies


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Anthony Ilukwe


Anthony is a software engineer and technology executive. He is a two-time president of CIC Toronto, having previously led the branch from 2020 to 2021. His areas of expertise and interest include SaaS, emerging technologies, and digital transformation. He’s the former Head of Product Development at PathFactory, and an alumni of Unity and BlackBerry. Prior to becoming President, he was the Vice President of Technology and has also been the Chair of the Science & Technology working group.

Kristian Kennedy

Vice President

Kristian Kennedy is Vice President of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian International Council. A longtime CIC member, he is the manager of government relations at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. He holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.

Joshua Gold

Vice President

Josh is Vice President of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian International Council. Josh has been a member of the Toronto Branch executive since 2016 and is also a visiting fellow at the CIC. Josh is interested in international security and defence issues, with a focus on cyber-conflict. Josh has research and policymaking experience in international cyber defence, including from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Josh is an active member of the Estonian-Canadian community.

Daniel Corredor Llorente

Programming Co-Chair

Tina Sweeney

Memberships Chair

For the past 7 years, Tina has been part of Cuso International’s communications and marketing team. She creates spaces to strengthen global citizenship and social inclusion while amplifying the voices and stories of those around the world. Tina is an executive board member of the Canadian International Council (CIC) Toronto branch and a member of The Program Advisory Committee for the International Development program at Centennial College. In 2019 Tina was awarded Canada’s 100 Black Women to Watch by the Canada International Black Women Event.

Ana Tasic

Digital Lead

Ana is a former Team Canada athlete in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She is a polyglot with experience in Health Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Purpose Driven Technology. Ana’s areas of interest include sustainability, innovation, arts, culture and health. She is passionate about helping others maximize their impact on the triple bottom line: People, Planet & Profit.

Cristina Flores Justic


Nicholas Feinig

Memberships Co-Chair

Henry Lotin


Henry Lotin is a recently retired Foreign Service Officer of the Department of Global Affairs Canada (now DFATD), who also served the Federal Departments of Industry Canada and Indian Affairs and Northern Development over a 30+ years Public Service Career. Assignments have spanned Trade Promotion, Trade and Economics Policy (including G7 Summitry), Innovation and Commercialization (secondments with Industry Canada), Reconstruction and Human Rights. Foreign assignments included UN New York, New Delhi and the Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Vienna. Henry obtained a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the University of Toronto.(BA Administration Coop.MA Public Administratio‎n and Economics). Mid-career he also received a Masters Certificate in European Institutions from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Henry has been active with both the Atlantic Council of Canada and Canadian International Council since being an Undergraduate. He has also been active with the Couchiching Institute of Public Affairs.

Danielle Paroyan


Danielle is Founder and Principal at POWER Public Affairs and brings over twelve years of experience in strategic communications, government and public affairs, having served diverse clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Passionate about social impact, Danielle has provided strategic counsel and created integrated communications and advocacy campaigns in Canada and internationally for leading organizations across various sectors and industries.

Jonathan English

Member at Large

Mustafa Aryan

Member at Large