Board of Directors
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EVP, Corporate Development
Claude Galipeau is the Country Manager, Yahoo Canada.
Claude has been an innovator and leader in the Canadian digital media industry. He is the former COO and Advisor, Syncapse, Inc. Previously, Claude was the SVP & GM, Digital Media, at Rogers Media; Vice President, Interactive Media, Astral Media Inc.; Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.; Executive Director, Digital Programming and Business Development, at the CBC; Vice-President, Broadcasting, Alliance Atlantis Communications; and Vice President, Corporate Development and New Media, Salter Street Films.
In addition to his work with the Banff Festival, Claude is a Board member of IAB Canada, and a member of the Board of Governors of OCAD University.
Claude has held senior policy advisor roles in the Ontario Government’s Cabinet and Premier’s Offices, as well as the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs. He has been a senior advisor and lobbyist for the World Association of Newspapers, which is dedicated to economic freedom of the press, and based in Paris. Claude began his working career as Associate Professor at the Tefler School of Management, University of Ottawa. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, and is the author of Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism (Oxford, 1994), as well as numerous articles on political theory and Canadian politics and public policy.
Claude is bilingual (French/English), and lives in Toronto with his lovely wife and adorable daughter.