The winner of the Rising Star Award is Krystelle Bilodeau, Director of Retail and Wholesale Debt Administration, Bank of Canada.
Krystelle is Director of Retail and Wholesale Debt at the Bank of Canada currently on a leadership development assignment in the office of the Chief Operating Officer. Krystelle has worked in the financial sector for over 16 years, with 11 years at the central bank. During her career she was instrumental in leading significant changes to the Government of Canada’s Retail Debt Program and played a key role in the public education and communication campaigns to support Canada’s successful transition from paper-based to polymer-based currency. Krystelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mentor for the Bank of Canada’s mentorship program
Member of the strategic direction committee for the Bank of Canada’s women’s leadership network – Les PotentiELLEs.
Co-author “An introduction to Public Education and Communications on Bank Notes” published by the International Banknote Designers Association
Contributor: “Third Party Lifecycle and Risk Management – Driving Enterprise Value”
Member of SIG’s Thought Leader’s Council
Faculty member for SIG University’s Certified Third Party Risk Management course
Recipient of Dean’s Scholarship in 2004
Inducted into the Golden Key International Honours Society in 2001
CEO and Chief Sourcing Officer of the Khouri-Bilodeau household and mother of three wonderful girls
Other finalists included:
Natalie Fahrner, Category Manager II, Strategic Sourcing, FedEx
Biswajeet Panigrahi, Category Manager II, Strategic Sourcing, FedEx
Komal Patel, Global Process Owner, Source-to-Pay (S2P), Kellogg Company
Conor Quarry, Analytics as a Service Lead, IBM