Board of Directors

Norsat’s Board of Directors brings together an international group of individuals with a broad range of expertise in technology, business, finance and related disciplines.

Fabio DoninelliFABIO DONINELLI
Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Doninelli is President and Board Member of Prismafin S.A., an international investment organization with offices in Chiasso and Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Doninelli has extensive experience in strategic advisory, portfolio management, and structuring funds. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Doninelli served as Vice President of Trading for the Zurich Stock Exchange. Mr. Doninelli also serves as Strategy Advisor to the Boards of several public and private companies around the world. Mr. Doninelli is also Chairman of Lifeware SA, which is an online life insurance software company with offices in Chiasso, Lugano, Zurich and Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Doninelli, who lives in Mendrisio Switzerland, exercises direction over the 1,985,575 Norsat common shares held by Prismafin S.A.

Joseph CaprioJOSEPH CAPRIO
Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee

Joseph M. Caprio has 35 years of experience as a recognized organizational development expert. Mr. Caprio is a former Associate Dean at Colgate University and has served as a management consultant and as the operating officer of entrepreneurial businesses. Mr. Caprio, who lives in New York, is a strong proponent of the participative management philosophy of the American Management Association and has counseled a number of successful organizations. Mr. Caprio holds a BS degree in management from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI and an MA degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

JAMES TOPHAM
Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Mr. Topham has 30 years of public practice experience as a Chartered Accountant and prior to his retirement in 2008, was a Technology Partner of KPMG’s Vancouver office. Mr. Topham currently serves on the Board of two other public technology companies as well as working with several other private technology companies. Mr. Topham was also a founder and for the first nine years, board member of the BC Technology Industry Association (“BCTIA”). In 2003, Mr. Topham founded the predecessor to the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, to promote the cleantech industry in BC. He is a founder of BC Social Venture Partners, which has raised several million dollars towards funding specific community projects. Mr. Topham has a computer science major and a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours, and was the most distinguished graduate, from the Commerce Faculty of the University of Saskatchewan (1972).

shannon_blue_bgSHANNON BYRNE SUSKO
Director 

Ms. Susko has been working with CEOs, Boards, executive teams, and individuals for over 10 years. She is the former President of DST Subserveo and former Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Subserveo Inc. Her technical expertise is coupled with extensive sales, marketing, operations, and mergers and acquisitions experience.  Ms. Susko has and continues to serve on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards at a regional, national and international levels.  Ms. Susko was Vancouver’s ACG and BIV 2011 Dealmaker of the Year, and Canada’s Top 40 under 40 recipient for the year 2000. Ms. Susko holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters of Computer Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. She has also recently received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Aimee ChanAMIEE CHAN
Director

Dr. Amiee Chan has over 15 years of experience in executive management and research & development in the telecommunications industry. Offering a rare blend of technical and corporate strength, Dr. Chan’s strategic vision has driven Norsat’s innovative product development program and resulted in consistent revenue growth since her appointment as CEO in 2006.  In 2012 Dr. Chan won a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award, ranked third in PROFIT/Chatelaine’s list of Top Female Entrepreneurs, and led Norsat to win a BC Export Award for Advancing Technology & Innovation. Dr. Chan holds an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University where she majored in Strategy and New Ventures and  a Ph. D. in Satellite Communications from the University of British Columbia. An accomplished engineer, she has been published over a dozen times, holds three US patents, and has been involved in high level research teams such as the NASA ACTS Terminal Program.  Dr. Chan is a member of the UBC Engineering Advisory Council and serves on the Dean’s External Advisory Board for the Beedie School of Business at SFU.

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